Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System and Command Safety
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 1561?
This standard contains the requirements to be used by emergency services for the structure and operations of an incident management system and the principles of command safety that are to be incorporated into all incidents, training or emergency, to ensure the safety of emergency responders and others on the scene of an incident.
Official document scope
What does NFPA 1561 address?
Criteria cover operating procedures for managing both routine and unusual incidents, system components that support emergency service personnel, and descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of the incident commander and other members of the response team. Topics include system implementation, risk management, resources, accountability, command structure, communications, training and staffing, and command safety.