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  NCJ Number: NCJ 217516     Find in a Library
  Title: Incident Commander: A Training Simulation for Public Safety Personnel
  Corporate Author: BreakAway Ltd.
United States of America
  Date Published: 2007
  Page Count: 0
  Annotation: This CD-ROM provides simulation training for public safety incident commanders in developing incident action plans and implementing them in various crisis scenarios through resource allocation and the assignment of tasks.
  Abstract: The training can be done alone or with multiple players up to 16. Each participating player can choose to control squads from one or more agencies; take control of one or more incident command sections; or be an observer. After a tutorial on how to manage an emergency-response scenario through the provided software and computer tools, crisis scenarios are addressed from the perspective of the Incident Commander System, either alone or as a team. The scenarios portrayed are a school hostage situation, a courthouse bomb threat, a chemical spill, and a severe storm. Each scenario offers different challenges to the players. In some situations, law enforcement is the emphasis. In others, fire-fighting is the greatest challenge. Others may confront players with downed power lines, water-main breaks, noxious chemicals, and the media. Recognizing which threats are greatest and dealing with them by effective use of the Incident Command System and effective deployment of responders are the keys to success and a high score in the training. Crisis scenarios are managed through detailed maps displayed on the computer screen. The maps include icons that can be selected and moved to perform selected tasks at various locations on the map.
  Main Term(s): Police simulation training
  Index Term(s): Police command and control ; Emergency procedures ; Fire emergency planning ; Police crisis intervention ; Police emergency planning ; Police emergency procedures ; Crisis intervention training ; Computer aided instruction
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: DOJIAA W/DOINBC104000.0039
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Instructional Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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