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Chapter 4 Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care - Vocabulary

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Facility
any primary work are in or around an incident which incident related activities are planned organized directed or conducted.
Incident
anything out of ordinary day to day activities that necessitates a response (emergencies disasters outbreaks vaccination programs important meetings or conferences.)
Incident command system
a formal organized method for managing an incident regardless of its cause size scope or complexity.
Incident commander
the person who provides overall leadership at an incident.
Multi-agency coordination system (MACS)
a process for managing an incident in which multiple agencies that have different command structures and communication capabilities are participating.
Multiple casualty incident (MCI)
an incident involving two or more patients or an incident in which the number of patients exceeds the capability of local resources.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
a federally mandated "all hazards" method for responding to and managing an incident. Was created as a result of Homeland Security Presidential Directive -5.
Resource
an individual a single piece of equipment and its personal component or a crew or team of individuals with an identified work supervisor that can be used in an incident.
Section chief
the head of a functional area within the Incident Command System.
Span of control
the total number of individuals or resources supervised by a single person usually 3-7 individuals or resources.
START
a triage system commonly used by public safety personnel an acronym for Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment.
Strike team
a group of resources of the same size or type that is managed by a strike team leader. (example Nordic Ski Patrollers)
Task force
a combination of different resources with common communications that is managed by a task force leader. (Sheriff NSP alpine patrol search and rescue)
Triage
a process for prioritizing patients for treatment and transportation based on their clinical signs and symptoms.
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