The IC has overall management responsibility for the incident, which is by nature complex and which requires
numerous personnel and resources focusing on prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. The IC:
1. Develops and implements a transition plan based on escalating incident complexity
2. Delegates various management tasks by assigning objectives to the Command and General Staff personnel
to fulfill the five mission areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
The incident commander works as a member of a Unified Command when established
3. Approves all plans and operations outlined in the Incident Action Plan (IAP)
4. Coordinates operations at the local level
5. Supervises Command and General Staff
6. Indirectly supervises all other personnel assigned to the incident through subordinate Incident Command
System management positions (section chiefs, branch directors, division/group supervisors, unit leaders, and strike team/task force leaders.