Command staff: In an incident management organization, the command staff consists of the incident commander and the special staff positions of public information officer, safety officer, liaison officer, and other positions as required, who report directly to the incident commander.
Disaster: A severe or prolonged emergency that threatens life, property, environment and/or critical systems.
Emergency: An incident or set of incidents, natural, or human-caused, that requires responsive actions to protect life, property, environment, and/or critical systems.
Emergency operation center: The EOC is where decision-makers key to the incident response gather to participate in the collaborative planning and response activities. EOCs can be used to bring together decision-makers to monitor planned events as well as addressing weather and other crises.
Emergency Preparedness Committee: The campus EPC comprises campus leaders in sectors that assure normal campus operations, such as residential services, academic affairs, student affairs, facility operations, transportation
Executive Policy Group: Campus EPGs comprise executive campus leadership who provide input and decisions concerning such policy matters as whether to cancel classes. Sometimes individual members of an EPG, such as the chancellor, may be involved in
Finance/administration section chief: The finance/administration section chief directly manages the ICS functional section responsible for approving and tracking all expenditures and spending related to the incident.
Incident command: Responsible for
Incident commander: The individual responsible or all incident activities, including the development of strategies and tactics and the ordering and the release of resources. The IC has overall authority and responsibility for conducting incident operations and is responsible for the management of all incident operations at the incident site.
IU-Notify emergency alerts: IU students and employees receive IU-Notify emergency alerts about dangerous crimes and situations that could affect them (ex. armed robbery, tornado). These can be received by phone, text, email, digital signage
Joint information center: A facility established to coordinate all incident-related public information activities. It is the central point of contact for all news media at the scene of the incident. Public information officials from all participating agencies/IU departments should collocate at the JIC.
Joint information system: Integrates incident information and public affairs into a cohesive organization designed to provide consistent, coordinated, timely information during crisis or incident operations. The mission of the JIS is to provide a structure and system for developing and delivering coordinated interagency messages; developing, recommending and executing public information plans and strategies on behalf of the IC; advising the IC concerning public affairs issues that could affect a response effort; and controlling rumors and inaccurate information that could undermine public confidence in the emergency response effort.
Liaison officer: A member of the command staff responsible for coordinating with representatives from cooperating and assisting agencies.
Logistics Section Chief: The logistics section chief directly manages the section responsible for providing facilities, services and material support for the incident.
Operations Section Chief: The operations section chief directly manages all incident tactical activities and implements the incident action plan, which is revised throughout the incident.
Planning Section Chief: The planning section chief directly manages the planning section, which is the organizational element responsible for the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of operational information related to the incident, and for the preparation and documentation of the incident action plan. This section also maintains information on the current and forecasted situation and on the status of resources assigned to the incident.
Public Information Officer: The PIO is the command staff member responsible for interfacing with the public and media or with other agencies with incident-related information requirements.
Safety Officer: The safety officer is the command staff member responsible for monitoring and assessing safety hazards or unsafe situations and for developing measures for ensuring personnel safety.