Incident Command: Tales from the Hot Seat / Edition 1

Incident Command: Tales from the Hot Seat / Edition 1

by Rhona Flin, Kevin Arbuthnot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754613410

ISBN-13: 9780754613411

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Incident Command: Tales From the Hot Seat presents a unique examination of the skills of the on-scene or incident commander who is in charge of an emergency or major incident. Experienced commanders from the police and fire services, the armed forces, civil aviation and the prison service give personal accounts of their command experiences, discuss their

Overview

Incident Command: Tales From the Hot Seat presents a unique examination of the skills of the on-scene or incident commander who is in charge of an emergency or major incident. Experienced commanders from the police and fire services, the armed forces, civil aviation and the prison service give personal accounts of their command experiences, discuss their dilemmas and the pressures they faced, and reveal the demands of leading under extreme conditions. They share intimate details of cases where their command skills were tested, ranging from industrial fires, riots, hostage taking, warfare, peacekeeping, to in-flight emergencies. Each case ends with lessons learnt and tips for the developing commander. Additional chapters present expert accounts of the art of incident command, incident command systems, competencies for command, as well as reviews of the latest psychological research into decision making and team work under pressure. The book is an essential compelling text that captures the essence of incident command by analyzing command experiences across a range of professions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754613411
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: The Nature of Command: Introduction, Kevin Arbuthnot and Rhona Flin; Key issues in incident command, Kevin Arbuthnot; Managing the spike: the command perspective in critical incidents, Pater C. Sarna; Incident command functions, Alan Brunacini. Case Studies of Command: Police commander—the Notting Hill riot, Tony Moore; Fire commander, Dennis David; Military commander—Royal Navy, Jeremy Larken; Military commander—Royal Marines, Andrew Keeling; Airline Captain—the view from the flight deck, Mike Lodge; Prison governor, Andrew Coyle. Developing Commanders and their Teams: Command decision making, Margaret Crichton and Rhona Flin; Command and control teams: principles for training and assessment, Eduardo Salas, Janis A. Cannon-Bowers and Jeanne Weaver ; Training decision-making by team based simulation, Jonathan Crego and Claire Harris; Lessons from the hot seat, Rhona Flin and Kevin Arbuthnot; Index.

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