EMSI Facilitates Workshop for NCR IMT Command & General Staff

Continuing to lead from the front line of contemporary incident management, EMSI recently facilitated a unique workshop for Command & General Staff members from the National Capital Region (NCR) Incident Management Team (IMT). Recognizing that the NCR IMT brings a wealth of experience and qualifications, EMSI worked with the NCR IMT to design a workshop that explored advanced incident management topics to support continued development and proficiency for the NCR IMT.

Designed as a cooperative workshop presented by experts, EMSI partnered with Mission Centered Solutions to present an up-to-date look at leadership in incident management. Through this collaborative effort, EMSI was able to further expand the NCR’s access to real world response experiences from those on the leading edge of incident management.

The workshop explored such topics as contemporary leadership in the modern day incident management environment, focusing on the external pressures placed upon IMT leaders, and the adaptive leadership required based on the various scenarios the NCR IMT may encounter. Understanding that the NCR IMT, like many other all-hazard IMTs often responds and blends with other IMTs, this workshop also explored effective team integration and team building when blending multiple IMTs under a single ICS organization. Discussions and activities on these topics were led by Buck Latapie and Paul Hannemann.

Through a unique partnership between EMSI and Mission Centered Solutions, MCS delivered training and facilitated activities on Intent Based Planning and Mission Driven Culture. This portion of the workshop focused on IMT culture, strategic and critical thinking, and creating intent-based operations and planning systems.

In addition, the workshop included a presentation and discussion by Dan Hatlestad on transitioning to the recovery phase of an incident and the IMT’s role in minimizing the negative impact on the community during recovery. Finally, the workshop closed with a presentation from Todd Derum, a Chief Officer and thirty-four year veteran of CalFire, on his recent experiences leading and managing some of the most complex domestic incidents in recent memory, including the Thomas Fire and Oroville Dam incidents. Todd’s presentation focused on the Command Perspective while serving as a Type 1 Incident Commander on modern day incidents, where he was repeatedly presented with diverse and complex management and leadership challenges, challenges that are becoming increasingly common for Response Spectrum Leaders in twenty-first century.

This facilitated workshop format by EMSI is a novel concept for IMTs looking to advanced their capabilities and expand their knowledge base beyond standard ICS training programs, while demonstrating EMSI’s extensive capability to design and facilitate advanced and progressive incident management training and workshops. This workshop is one of three that EMSI is facilitating for the NCR IMT this spring, with two workshops focusing on specific functional areas of the IMT, including the Planning Section and Command/Command Staff.

Since inception in 2000, EMSI has played a major role in helping government and industry clients alike, prepare, train, and respond to emergencies of any cause or size. Comprised of national and international all-risk, all-hazard response experts, EMSI’s seasoned cadre gives us a unique background and perspective in dealing with incident and responder needs at every level of government and industry, to include the international community. As a global response leader in all-risk, all-hazard, multi-discipline incidents, EMSI has a proven track record in helping the myriad of local, state, national, international, and private sector entities with their incident management and emergency management programs. 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.