Learn how large disasters are managed
Incident Command System (ICS)
How do all the various emergency responders get organized at a disaster? Who’s in charge at the scene? Captain Christopher Cooper, who leads the LAFD DPU (Disaster Preparedness Unit), will present an overview of the ICS at our regularly scheduled Emergency Preparedness (EP) meeting. Capt. Cooper was the initial Incident Commander at the Sept. 2008 Chatsworth train tragedy. For those of you new to EP, this will give you an introduction to how small- and large-scale disasters are managed, and for those experienced hands, reinforcement enlivens your skills.