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Incident Command System

Camp Manager

The following sections provide information on this position:

Camp Manager - General

The Camp Manager - On large incidents, one or more camps may be established by the General Staff to provide better support to operations. Camps may be in place several days or may be moved depending upon the nature of the incident. Functional Unit activities performed at the Incident Command System (ICS) Base may be performed at the Camp(s). 

These could include:

  • Supply

  • Medical

  • Ground Support

  • Food

  • Communications, and 

  • Finance/Administration

  • As well as the Facilities Unit functions of facility maintenance and security.

Camp Managers are responsible for providing non-technical coordination for all units operating within the Camp. The ICS General Staff will determine the units assigned to the Camps. The personnel requirements for units at the Camps will be determined by the parent unit based on the kind and size of incident and expected duration of Camp operations.

Camp Manager - Specific Responsibilities
The major responsibilities of the Camp Manager are:
  • Review Common Responsibilities.

  • Determine personnel support requirements.

  • Obtain necessary equipment and supplies.

  • Ensure that all sanitation, shower, and sleeping facilities are set up and properly functioning.

  • Make sleeping arrangements.

  • Provide direct supervision for all facility maintenance and security services at Camp.

  • Ensure that strict compliance is made with all applicable safety regulations.

  • Ensure that all Camp-to-Base communications are centrally coordinated.

  • Ensure that all Camp-to-Base transportation scheduling is centrally coordinated.

  • Provide overall coordination of all Camp activities to ensure that all assigned Units operate effectively and cooperatively in meeting incident objectives.

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

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