The Incident Command System : High Reliability Organizing for Complex and Volatile Task

@inproceedings{Bigley2001TheIC,
  title={The Incident Command System : High Reliability Organizing for Complex and Volatile Task},
  author={Gregory A. Bigley and Karlene H. Roberts and Walter Haas and David J. Levine and Suzanne S. Masterson},
  year={2001}
}
The incident command system (ICS) is a particular approach to assembly and control of the highly reliable temporary organizations employed by many public safety professionals to manage diverse reso... 

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