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Incident Command System

Logistics Section Chief

The following sections provide information on this position:

Logistics Section Chief - General

The Logistics Section Chief - (LSC), a member of the General Staff, is responsible for providing facilities, services, and material in support of the incident. The LSC participates in the development and implementation of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and activates and supervises the Branches and Units within the Logistics Section.

Logistics Section Chief - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Logistics Section Chief are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities.

  • Plan the organization of the Logistics Section.

  • Assign work locations and preliminary work tasks to Section personnel.

  • Notify the Resources Unit of the Logistics Section units activated including names and locations of assigned personnel.

  • Assemble and brief Branch Directors and Unit Leaders.

  • Participate in preparation of the Incident Action Plan (IAP).

  • Identify service and support requirements for planned and expected operations.

  • Provide input to and review the Communications Plan, Medical Plan and Traffic Plan.

  • Coordinate and process requests for additional resources.

  • Review the IAP and estimate Section needs for the next operational period.

  • Advise on current service and support capabilities.

  • Prepare service and support elements of the IAP.

  • Estimate future service and support requirements.

  • Receive Incident Demobilization Plan from Planning Section. 

  • Recommend release of Unit resources in conformity with Incident Demobilization Plan.

  • Ensure the general welfare and safety of Logistics Section personnel.

  • Maintain Activity Log (DOCX).

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