Incidents are managed using objectives. Objectives are communicated throughout the entire ICS organization through the Incident Action Planning Process.
The Incident Commander establishes the objectives that drive incident operations.
Management by objectives includes the following:
Establishing specific, measurable objectives
- Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks, and activities to achieve the objectives
- Developing and issuing assignments, plans, procedures, and protocols for various incident management functional elements to accomplish the identified tasks
- Documenting results against the objectives to measure performance, facilitate corrective actions, and inform development of incident objectives for the subsequent operational period