Operational Period Planning Cycle (Planning P)
The Incident Action Plan is completed each operational period utilizing the progression of meetings and briefings in the Operational Period Planning Cycle (Planning P). The Planning P is a graphical representation of the sequence and relationship of the meetings, work periods, and briefings that comprise the Operational Period Planning Cycle.
Operational Period Planning Cycle in the shape of a capital P. Shown in order on the image:Initial Response and Assessment, Agency Administrator Briefing, Incident Briefing, Initial Unified Command Meeting, Objectives Development/Update, Strategy Meeting/Command and General Staff Meeting, Preparing for the Tactics Meeting, Tactics Meeting, Preparing for the Planning Meeting, Planning Meeting, IAP Preparation and Approval, Operational Period Briefing.