An international leader in developing tools and training for initial and sustained responses, EMSI is passionate about preparing responders to be ready for all-hazards incidents. As part of this commitment, we have created over twenty job aids and guidebooks that aid emergency managers and front-line responders in performing their duties, through checklists and best practices.
Today, we are proud to announce the release of our latest job aid: Intelligence/Investigations. We are pleased to offer this job aid in the traditional half-page bound paper format, as well as an electronic resource.
In 2004, NIMS introduced Intelligence/Investigations as a potential sixth major functional area (in addition to Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance/Administration). This first of its kind job aid, developed by incident management, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals, offers expanded guidance and options for implementing and organizing the I/I function within ICS.
Outlining how the Intelligence/Investigations function works within ICS, the job aid provides guidance to assigned personnel on how to provide intelligence to the Incident Commander, Unified Command, appropriate Command and General Staff members, as well as how to perform intelligence and investigative functions. The Intelligence/Investigations Function provides the Incident Commander or the Unified Command with a conduit to intelligence and investigation information that can have a direct impact of the safety and security of response personnel and influence tactical decisions. This function also ensures that sensitive information (e.g., classified information, law enforcement sensitive information) is handled in accordance with the prescribed safeguards.
EMSI is a service-disabled veteran owned, minority business enterprise (MBE) that supports a broad range of clients. To learn more about EMSI and how we can help your organization’s response preparedness, please visit www.emsics.com.