The Planning Chief is responsible for managing and supervising all Planning section members during incident operations and training. The Planning Chief reports to the Task Force Leader. This individual must meet all general requirements for members of CANTF2 (refer to General Requirements section).
The duties of the Planning Chief are:
- Establish appropriate liaison with other internal agencies/organizations and officials throughout the incident site;
- Work with Planning members to develop the Incident Action Plan and or Tactical Action Plan;
- Address coordination of specialists, including structural engineers, HazMat, technical information and heavy equipment;
- Responsible for the determination of Planning Team's organizational and logistical needs;
- Conduct, organize and receive briefing and situation reports and ensure Task Force Leader is informed;
- Provide situation reports, maintain records and reports and prepare performance evaluations;
- Performs additional tasks or duties as assigned.
- Knowledge and understanding of basic construction types, materials and methods;
- Ability to manage a group of individuals within the incident command structure;
- Must have sufficient skills to develop a written or verbal report on the search team's progress or outcome;
- Must be able to deploy by ground or air (fixed and rotary wing).
- Official training in Incident Command System (ICS 100, ICS 200 etc...)
- NFPA or equivalent training in any of the following courses:
- Confined Space Rescue
- Rope Rescue
- Swift Water Rescue
- Trench Rescue
- Fire Officer
- Safety Officer
- Critical Incident Stress
- Hazardous Material Training;
- Structural Collapse training at a technician's level, equivalent to NFPA 1006;
- Previous experience in the use of a SCBA/SABA;
- Understanding and or experience with heavy equipment;
- Previous management experience in emergency response or military;
- Previous experience and or time dealing with engineers.