Command. The superior line officer of the ambulance service of the requestor shall assume full charge of the operations, but if he/she specifically requests an officer of an ambulance service furnishing assistance to assume command, he/she shall not, by relinquishing command, be relieved of the final responsibility for the operation. However, the apparatus, personnel and equipment of any service rendering assistance shall be under the immediate supervision of and shall be the immediate responsibility of the senior line officer of the service rendering assistance. The requestee shall have the right to withdraw from the emergency site of the requestor if, in the sole judgment of the senior line officer of the requestee, personnel, apparatus and equipment are needed at home.
Command. The chain of command from the Township Board of Trustees is through the Township Supervisor to the Chief of Police. The chain of command will be adhered to under normal circumstances; provided that, when the Chief of Police is not available, an order may be given to the Senior Command Officer on duty. In cases of extreme emergency, any ranking officer on duty may be given an order to carry out.
Command. “Command comprises the IC [Incident Commander] and the Command Staff. Command staff positions are established to assign responsibility for key activities not specifically identified in the General Staff functional elements. These positions may include the Public Information Officer (PIO), Safety Officer (SO), and Liaison Officer (LNO), in addition to various others, as required and assigned by the IC.” (DHS, NIMS, 2004, p. 13)
Command. The act or directing and or controlling by virtue of explicit legal, agency or delegated authority. The term “Command” may also refer to the Incident Commander.
Command. When a HOME FIRE SERVICE and a PARTICIPATING FIRE SERVICE respond to an INCIDENT, the Incident Commander of the HOME FIRE SERVICE shall assume responsibility for the overall command of and coordination of operations in respect of the INCIDENT.
Command. All persons assigned hereunder shall be subject to the direction and control of the command officers in the REQUESTING MUNICIPALITY for the duration of said assignment.
Command a. The Commanding Officer of the Jurisdictional Party shall be considered the Incident Commander and shall implement the incident command system for the response.
Command. The highest ranking officer of the party that first arrives at an incident will establish command (the “Incident Commander”) and will manage the incident until either relieved by an officer of the party in whose jurisdiction the incident occurred or the Incident Commander determines that the incident no longer requires the assistance of the responding entity, whichever occurs first. All responding parties shall follow the orders and directions of the Incident Commander. However, rendition of service, standards of performance, discipline of officers and employees, and other matters incident to performance of services and control of personnel of each party shall remain with the respective officers of each party.
Command. The responsibility for command at any emergency scene in which an ambulance response rests with the senior fire officer at the scene. As part of this role, ordering and assignment of additional resources, to include: ambulances, law enforcement, and helicopters, remain the inherent responsibility of the City Incident Commander (IC). In the event the ambulance arrives in advance of any fire resource, necessary actions will be taken to secure necessary safety of the responders at the scene and a face-to-face report on situation found will be conveyed to the arriving fire department officer.