Logistics provides the tools for the entire remainder of the incident response to do their job. Without Logistics the work does not get done. From the Services and Support Branches comes the ability to meet incident objectives.
Finance/Administration not only pays for the event as it is progressing, it also tracks costs, provides incident costs to local, state and federal organizations; handles claims; and engages in cost recovery. The Finance Section is almost always the last to be called and, far and away, the last to go home. Effective Finance/Administration allows organizations to obtain the logistical support they need and maximize recovery of costs expended.
This training will address the functions of the Logistics and Finance Sections and how those Sections support the overall response.
Recognize the critical nature of the Logistics and Finance Section regarding the effective management of an emergency
Identify the role and operation of the Service and Support Branches
Identify the role of Finance in ensuring the financial needs of the response and the ability to track and recoup funds
Demonstrate competency in expected job functions through participation in an exercise
Will vary with each Section/position
Up to 30
None, but recommended
Completion of ICS 100, 200 and 700, HICS FUNdamentals or equivalents.