RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT LIST (IMS 204)
Resource Assignment List
Purpose: The Resource Assignment List (IMS 204) informs Operations Section personnel of incident assignments. Once the Command and General Staffs agree to the assignments, the assignment information is given to the appropriate Divisions, Groups and Sectors (often via the Incident Telecommunications Centre).
Preparation: The IMS 204 is normally prepared by the Resources Unit, using guidance from the Incident Objectives (IMS 202), Operational Planning Worksheet (IMS 215-G), and the Operations Section Chief. It must be approved by the Incident or EOC Commander, but may be reviewed and initiated by the Planning Section Chief and Operations Section Chief as well.
Distribution: Duplicated and distributed as part of the Incident Action Plan (version IMS 1001 or IMS 202). In some cases, assignments may be communicated via radio/telephone/fax. All completed original forms must be given to the Documentation Unit.
Notes: A separate sheet is used for each Division or Group. Enter the Branch identifier and the identification letter of the division. The division ID will form part of each sector identifier (e.g. “A1”). The IMS 204 details assignments at Division and Group levels and is part of the IAP. If additional pages are needed, use a blank IMS 204 and repaginate as needed.