Hospital incident command system

Planning Section (Blue Vests)

The Planning Section Chief reports to the Incident Commander and is responsible for tracking the incident and the resources. The Planning Section Chief doesn’t actually plan but is responsible for writing the plan and collecting and disseminating information. People who are capable of being the Planning Section Chief include anyone from above, as well as a human resources director, nursing supervisor, or facilities director.

The Planning Section is much smaller than the Operations Section with four units: Resources, Situation, Documentation, and Demobilization. On small incidents, the Planning Section Chief might handle all the responsibilities of this section alone.

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