INCIDENT OBJECTIVES (IMS 202)
INCIDENT OBJECTIVES (IMS 202)
Purpose: The Incident Objectives form describes the basic incident strategy, control objectives, command emphasis/priorities, and safety considerations for use during the next operational period. This form serves as a written record of the main outcomes of the Command Objectives/Strategies meeting, and additional information is gathered by the Planning Section as required. Please note, depending on the nature of the incident and availability of resources, the IMS 202 may be used two different ways:
• Use # 1: Cover Page for IAP
o If IMS Form 1001 (Consolidated IAP) is not used, the IMS 202 form will be used as the cover page of the IAP. Additional forms will be attached as necessary to complete the IAP
o Please note, in such cases, the IMS 202 (Incident Objectives form) serves as a cover sheet and is not considered a complete IAP until all required forms are attached.
o Note: on all forms that may be attached to an IAP, an ‘IAP Page Number’ field may be found in the bottom left corner. These forms may be repaginated as needed, to compose the IAP.
• Use # 2: Record of Command Objectives/Strategies Meeting
o If IMS Form 1001 (Consolidated IAP) is used, relevant content from the IMS 202 will be transferred to the IMS 1001 form.
o If this is the case, IMS 1001 Consolidated IAP will become the formal IAP and IMS 202 Incident Objectives will remain a stand-alone form, recording the main outcomes of the Command Objectives/Strategies meeting.
Preparation: Completed by the Planning Section during (or following) each Command Objectives/Strategies Meeting and approved by the Incident or EOC Commander.
• Use # 1: Cover Page for IAP:
o IMS 202 fulfills its normal function as the Incident Objective form, and also is used as the cover page of the IAP. Additional forms are attached as required (and repaginated) to make the full IAP.
o The IAP is distributed to all supervisory personnel at the Section, Branch, Division/Group, and Unit levels.
o Note: All completed original forms MUST be given to the Documentation Unit.
• Use # 2: Record of Command Objectives/Strategies Meeting:
o Required content is transposed to IMS 1001 Consolidated IAP and the IMS 202 is retained by the Planning Section and filed by the Documentation Unit.
Print the name assigned to the incident.
Enter the start date (YYYY/MM/DD) and time (using the 24-hour clock) and end date and time for the operational period, to which the form applies.
Type of IAP
Check the appropriate box indicating whether this is a ‘Site-Level IAP, or ‘EOC-Level IAP’. Check the appropriate sub-category below and provide additional details as required.
• Site-Level IAP
If this is a site-level IAP that applies to a site-level incident command response, check the ‘Incident Command’ box. Include any additional details required.
• EOC-Level IAP
If this is an EOC-level IAP, check the appropriate box below:
Check this box if this IAP applies to Incident Support being exercised from an EOC (i.e. the provision of off-site support to an incident management team (IMT) at a site or EOC).
Provide additional details as required (e.g. “Remora City EOC supporting Apex Building Collapse”)
Check this box if this IAP applies to Area Command being exercised from an EOC. Provide additional details as required (e.g. “Remora City Area Command for Apex Building Collapse and Oakridge School Flood”).
Check this box if this IAP applies to Incident Command being exercised from an EOC.
Provide additional details as required (e.g. “Remora City Incident Command for Main St. Flood”.)
Enter a clear, concise statement of purpose for managing the response.
Enter clear, concise statements of the objectives for managing the response. Ideally, these objectives will be listed in priority order. Please note: these objectives are for the incident response for this operational period (and generally also for the duration of the incident).
Weather Forecast for Operational Period
Enter weather forecast information for the specified operational period.
Key Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Risks
Identify and provide key information concerning known safety hazards, vulnerabilities and risks.
General Safety Message
Enter information regarding specific safety precautions to be observed during this operational period. If available, a safety message should be referenced and attached.
Site Safety Plan Required
The Safety Officer should check whether or not a site safety plan is required for this incident. If yes, insert the physical location at which the Site Safety Plan is stored.
Key Media Messages
Enter clear and concise messages to be communicated to media.
Indicate with a checkmark þ the detailed forms that are attached (when the 202 is used as the cover page of the IAP). Include additional forms as needed.
Enter the name, IMS position and signature of the person preparing the form.
Enter the name, IMS position and signature of the person approving the form. Enter the date (YYYY/MM/DD) and time approved (24-hour clock).
INCIDENT OBJECTIVES (IMS 202) Instructions