Who Designates The Process For Transferring Command?

The process for transferring command is designated by the jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident.

The transfer of command is a structured process that adapts to the changing complexity of the incident. According to the FEMA IS-100.C Instructor Guide, “The command function should be clearly established at the beginning of an incident. The jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident designates the individual at the scene who is responsible for establishing command and the protocol for transferring command. (…) When command is transferred, the process should include a briefing that captures all essential information for continuing safe and effective operations.”

From the perspective of emergency responders, the clarity and predictability of the command transfer process are vital.

Source: https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is100c/english/student%20manual/is0100c_sm.pdf

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