AFAB Completes Integrated Planning Course on ICS

With the aim of establishing a well-equipped and knowledgeable FAB Incident Management Team (IMT), the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB), through the facilitation of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 3 has completed the 5-day training on Incident Command System (ICS) – Integrated Planning Course last 26-30 August 2019 at the at the AFAB Administration Building, FAB, Mariveles, Bataan.

The Integrated Planning Course is the second level in the ICS courses where participants acquire and exercise the knowledge and tools necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Planning Section Chief and Unit Leaders in the ICS organization through group exercises and interactive lecture-discussions. It has seven (7) modules with the following topics: Overview of the Planning Section, Forms, Supplies and Documents, Planning Section Chief, Resource and Demobilization Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, Documentation Unit Leader, and Transfer of Command, Demobilization and Closeout.

Expert ICS cadres from the OCD R3 headed by Regional Director Marlou L. Salazar facilitated the training namely Michael A. Dumlao, Johnny L. Co and Liezel Anne D. Cayanan. On the fourth day of training, Mr. Salazar remarked that an integrated planning process is one of the major considerations in the application of ICS and reiterated that participation in the ICS trainings would further strengthen the capacity and preparedness of the FAB towards any form of incidents and events.

The Integrated Planning Course on ICS is just one of the ladderized courses of Incident Command System (ICS) including the ICS Position Courses, All-Hazards IMT Training, and Training for Instructors. These trainings are in line with Republic Act 10121 and Executive Order No. 82, s. 2012 seeks to institutionalize the proper use of Incident Command System (ICS) as a tool to organize on-scene disaster response and management mechanism under the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) during disasters and calamities.

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