Incident management at a Strategic level.

Course reference: EX008

Course Overview

This course is aimed at staff within your organisation who are / may be required to operate at a Strategic Level (formerly Gold Commander) during an incident response.
Often staff from many non-blue light agencies who are required to operate at a Strategic level during an incident, have totally different day jobs from that of a Strategic Commander.
Strategic  level commanders are an integral part of overall C3 (Command, Control, Co-ordination) of any response. They will support the response and set your organisations Strategic direction and be responsible for setting the strategy that your Tactical and Operational Commanders will implement.

Any incident that occurs there will without a doubt be a delay in the Emergency Services arriving, so you will find yourselves as the “Zero” responders.
That response will include the filling of the “command gap” until the Emergency Services arrive and then a combined response will be initiated following the JESIP principles.

It is essential that you have trained staff to fulfil this pivotal role during an incident response.

The content is aligned to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the role of a Strategic Commander

Unit Unit Description
CCAA1 Work in co-operation with other organisations
CCAA2 Share information with other organisations
CCAA3 Manage information to support civil protection decision making
CCAB1 Anticipate and assess the risk of emergencies
CCAE3 Conduct debriefing after an emergency, exercise, or other activity
CCAF2 Warn, inform, and advise community in the event of emergencies
CCAG1 Respond to emergencies at a Strategic level
CCAH1 Provide on going support to meet the needs of individuals affected by the emergency
CCAH2 Manage community recovery from emergencies
D11 Lead meetings
E10 Take effective decisions

Who Should Attend?
The training is aimed at anyone who will be required to operate at a Strategic level during a response to an emergency / incident. In addition, this includes operating at this level during a multi-agency response to a pre-planned event.
Staff from Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, Private Business Sector to include the leisure and retail industry but not exclusive, Private medical providers, Security industry, Voluntary groups.

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