NFPA 1561: Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System and Command Safety
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What is NFPA 1561?
NFPA 1561: Document Scope
1.1* Scope. This standard contains the minimum requirements for an incident management system to be used by emergency services to manage all emergency incidents.
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.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 1561, 2014 Edition: Archived Revision Information
First Draft (previously Report on Proposals (ROP))
First Draft Report (PDF, 3 MB)
First Draft Meeting Notices (previously ROP Meeting Notices)
First Draft Meeting Agendas (previously ROP Meeting Agendas)
First Draft Meeting Minutes (previously ROP Meeting Minutes)
First Draft Ballot (previously ROP Ballot)
Second Draft (previously Report on Comments (ROC))
Second Draft Meeting Notices (previously ROC Meeting Notices)
Second Draft Meeting Agendas (previously ROC Meeting Agendas)
Second Draft Meeting Minutes (previously ROC Meeting Minutes)
Second Draft Ballot (previously ROC Ballot)
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Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Proposed NFPA documents will be presented for action at the applicable Annual (June) Association Technical Meeting only when proper Amending Motions (Notice of Intent to Make a Motion - NITMAM) have been certified by the Motions Committee of the Standards Council as a proper amending motion. Documents that receive no motions will not be presented at the meeting and instead will be forwarded directly to the NFPA Standards Council for action on issuance. More about the codes and standards making process including NITMAM.
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Consent Standard not presented at Association Technical Meeting. Council issuance: 11/12/2013
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