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Incident Command System

Food Unit Leader

Logistics
The following sections provide information on this position:







Food Unit Leader - General

The Food Unit Leader - is responsible for supplying the food needs for the entire incident, including all remote locations (e.g., Camps, Staging Areas), as well as providing food for personnel unable to leave tactical field assignments.



Food Unit Leader - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Food Unit Leader are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities.

  • Review Unit Leader Responsibilities.

  • Determine food and water requirements.

  • Determine the method of feeding to best fit each facility or situation.

  • Obtain necessary equipment and supplies and establish cooking facilities.

  • Ensure that well-balanced menus are provided.

  • Order sufficient food and potable water from the Supply Unit.

  • Maintain an inventory of food and water.

  • Maintain food service areas, ensuring that all appropriate health and safety measures are being followed.

  • Supervise caterers, cooks, and other Food Unit personnel as appropriate.

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


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