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Incident Command System

Branch Director

Aircraft Operations
The following sections provide information on this position:
Branch Director - General

The Branch Directors - when activated, are under the direction of the Operations Section Chief (OPS), and are responsible for the implementation of the portion of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) appropriate to the Branches.



Branch Director - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Branch Director are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities

  • Develop with subordinates alternatives for Branch control operations.

  • Attend planning meetings at the request of the Operation Section Chief (OPS).

  • Review Division/Group Assignment Lists (ICS Form 204, 5 KB PDF*) for Divisions/Groups the within the Branch. Modifylists based on effectiveness of current operations.

  • Assign specific work tasks to Division/Group Supervisors.

  • Supervise Branch operations.

  • Resolve logistic problems reported by subordinates.

  • Report to OPS when: the Incident Action Plan (IAP) is to be modified; additional resources are needed; surplus resources are available; or hazardous situations or significant events occur.

  • Approve accident and medical reports (home agency forms) originating within the Branch.

  • Maintain Unit/Activity Log (ICS Form 214, 5 KB PDF*).



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