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Incident Command System

Staging Area Manager

Aircraft Operations
The following sections provide information on this position:







Staging Area Manager - General

The Staging Area Manager - is responsible for managing all activities within a Staging Area.



Staging Area Manager - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Staging Area Manager are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities

  • Proceed to Staging Area.

  • Establish Staging Area layout.

  • Determine any support needs for equipment, feeding, sanitation and security.

  • Establish check-in function as appropriate.

  • Post areas for identification and traffic control.

  • Request maintenance service for equipment at Staging Area as appropriate.

  • Respond to request for resource assignments. (Note: This may be direct from the Operations Section Chief (OPS) or via the Incident Communications Center.)

  • Obtain and issue receipts for radio equipment and other supplies distributed and received at Staging Area.

  • Determine required resource levels from the OPS.

  • Advise the OPS when reserve levels reach minimums.

  • Maintain and provide status to Resource Unit of all resources in Staging Area.

  • Maintain Staging Area in orderly condition.

  • Demobilize Staging Area in accordance with the Incident Demobilization Plan.

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


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