• Published 2009

Evaluating the Impact of Improvisation on the Incident Command System : A Modified Single Case Study using the DDD Simulator

@inproceedings{Franco2009EvaluatingTI,
  title={Evaluating the Impact of Improvisation on the Incident Command System : A Modified Single Case Study using the DDD Simulator},
  author={Zeno Franco and Nina B. Zumel and John Holman and Kathy Blau and Larry E. Beutler},
  year={2009}
}
This study attempted to evaluate the utility of the Incident Command System (ICS) in varying disaster contexts. ICS is mandated in the United States and practitioners assert that it is an effective organizing system for emergency management. However, researchers contend that the utility of ICS is conflated with inter-team familiarity gained during ICS exercises. A military team-in-the-loop simulator was customized to represent the problems, resources, and command structures found in civilian… CONTINUE READING

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