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Is it safe to say that the Incident Managemet System (IMS) is used the same way in your department.

In my Second edition on page 1, I give my definition of IMS. to me, IMS is a Standard way opf operating at all incidents that your department responds to. Paid departments have different shifts ot platoons and on volunteer departments, there can be different people running different "jobs". Is it standard and done the same way in your department and if not, how do you overcome the disparities?

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yes, I would say that IMS is implemented the same way at my career and part time Fire Departments. EMS incidents may not require the depth of IMS that Fire, HAZMAT, or resuce incidents require but a scaled down version of IMS is always in place.


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