AFAB, OCD Conducts Basic ICS Training


The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB), through the facilitation of the Office of Civil Defense Region 3 and Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (DRRMO) Olongapo, conducted a 3-day Basic Incident Command System (ICS) Training last 29-31 August 2018 at the at the Audio-Visual Room, AFAB Administration Building, FAB, Mariveles, Bataan.

ICS is a standardized on-scene emergency management concept specifically designed to allow its users to adopt an integrated organization structure, equal to the complexity and demands of a single or multiple incidents. The training aims to enhance understanding of ICS as a vital tool for effective disaster response, equip the participants with the background, principles, features, facilities and common terminologies, and also demonstrate the knowledge acquired on the basic ICS functions through group exercises and discussions.

The training was facilitated by ICS experts from the OCD and DRRMO Olongapo headed by OCD Region 3 Director Josefina T. Timoteo. The training course has eight (8) modules with the following topics: Introduction to ICS, ICS Organization and Staffing, ICS Incident Facilities, Organization and Managing Incidents and Events, Incident/Event Assessment and Management by Objectives, Incident Resources and Resources Management, Incident and Event Planning and Transfer of Command, Demobilization and Closeout.

Public Safety and Security Department (PSSD) Officer-In-Charge Ruben S. Tampis remarked on the last day of training how activities like such further AFAB’s cause of ensuring the safety and welfare of all the members of community. Ms. Timoteo added that she looks forward to future interactions with AFAB especially in continuously conducting capacity building initiatives for disaster preparedness and hopes to meet all the participants on the second level of ICS training.

The training is in line with Executive Order No. 82, s. 2012 which 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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