ACTIVITY LOG (IMS 214)
Purpose: The Activity Log (IMS 214) records details of notable activities of individual or team resources at various IMS organizational levels, including Units, single resources, Strike Teams, Task Forces, etc. Activity Logs should be maintained by all individuals involved in incident response (where feasible). Activity Logs may also be maintained at the group level (units, strike teams, task forces, etc.). These logs provide a basic reference from which to extract information for inclusion in any after-action report.
Preparation: When used as an individual’s activity log, each individual is responsible for initiating and maintaining their own log. When used as a team level activity log, the supervisor of that team assumes responsibility for the Log and completes it or assigns a member of the team to complete it.
Distribution: Completed IMS 214 forms are submitted to supervisors, who forward them to the Documentation Unit. All completed original forms must be given to the Documentation Unit, which maintains a file of all IMS 214 forms. It is recommended that individuals retain a copy for their own records.
Note: The IMS 214 can be printed as a two-sided form. Use additional copies as continuation sheets as needed, and indicate pagination as used.