Law Enforcement Safety

7 Tips For Officer Safety During Hostage Situations

Desperate criminals and lives on the line—no one wants to be on the front lines of a hostage situation. Every emergency scene will be a unique and potentially dangerous situation for both prison staff and any first responders involved. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to ensure the best possible outcome. Here at American Trade Mark, in Waldwick, NJ, we've put together 7 tips to help you with crisis management during a hostage situation. Train with hostage situations...
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5 Functions Of A Well Designed Incident Command

First Responders should have five functional areas set up within their Incident Command Systems (ICS) to work together to respond to emergencies. Department assets used in response to incidents are organized under Command, Operations, Logistics, Planning, and Admin/Finance. A good ICS will provide guidance to Firefighters, EMS, and Law Enforcement on organizing resources and ways to manage an emergency response across these five areas. Command Operations Logistics Planning Admin/Finance 1. Coordinate Functions With Command The role of command is to define...
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Incident Command: Transferring Management Successfully

According to statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, many of the leading causes of death for both civilians and firefighters can be the result of poor management transfer. Here are the top five contributors. Inadequate Risk Assessment Lack Of Incident Command Systems (ICS) Inadequate Communications Lack Of Firefighter Accountability Lack Of Standard Operating Procedures Transfer of incident command is the process of verbally and physically moving responsibility for being in charge of incidents from one commander...
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