When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish the incident objectives, the type of command being used is Unified Command.
Unified Command is a collaborative approach where multiple agencies or jurisdictions jointly manage and direct incident response activities. Instead of having a single leader or authority, decisions are made collectively, ensuring all parties have a say in the response strategy.
For instance, during a large-scale environmental disaster affecting multiple states, representatives from each affected state and federal agencies might form a Unified Command. This ensures that resources are allocated efficiently, strategies are coordinated, and all affected areas receive the necessary support
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