One benefit of a sound community plan to deal with a hazardous materials emergency is the ability to respond quickly and effectively to such incidents.
Within the ICS, specific roles and responsibilities are clearly defined to ensure effective management of emergency situations. For example, in a hazardous materials incident, the ICS delineates roles such as Incident Commander, Operations Section Chief, and Safety Officer, each with specific duties and authority. The Incident Commander oversees the entire response, the Operations Section Chief manages tactical operations, and the Safety Officer ensures the safety of all personnel.
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