2018 NFPA 1026 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Protect your community with trained and ready incident response personnel. NFPA 1026 defines Incident Management Team member qualifications for the entire incident command system.

    Today's concerns for large-scale emergency incidents or events make operations considerations critical -- and underscore the need greater management oversight. NFPA 1026: Standard for Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) for personnel performing roles within an all-hazard Incident Management System (IMS).

    From incident commander to ground support personnel, NFPA 1026 provides the latest JPRs.

    The Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) in the Standard are consistent with, complementary to, and supportive of, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS Core Competencies for:

    • Incident Commander
    • Safety Officer
    • Public Information Officer
    • Liaison Officer
    • Operations Section Chief
    • Staging Area Manager
    • Operations Branch Director
    • And many other roles

    This edition of NFPA 1026 includes updated extracts and definitions. Be sure you're working with the latest information and terminology in use in the field today.

    Throughout the incident command system -- from initial local response to multi-jurisdiction situations -- every member of an Incident Management Team (IMT) should be qualified through this NFPA® Standard. (Print, 100 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1026 Standard for Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 GeneralApplication.
    1.4 Units.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Incident Commander
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Assume, Transfer, and Receive Command.
    4.3 Communications.
    4.4 Management and Administration.
    Chapter 5 Safety Officer
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Establish, Transfer, and Assume the Position of Safety Officer.
    5.3 Monitor and Manage Hazards at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 6 Public Information Officer
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Public Information Officer.
    6.3 Manage Public Information at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 7 Liaison Officer
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Liaison Officer.
    7.3 Perform the Role of Liaison Officer at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 8 Operations Section Chief
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Operations Section Chief.
    8.3 Perform the Role of Operations Section Chief at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 9 Staging Area Manager
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Staging Area Manager.
    9.3 Perform the Role of Staging Area Manager at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 10 Operations Branch Director
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Operations Branch Director.
    10.3 Perform the Role of Operations Branch Director at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 11 Operations Division/Group Supervisor
    11.1 General.
    11.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Division/Group Supervisor.
    11.3 Perform the Role of Division/Group Supervisor at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 12 Strike Team/Task Force Leader
    12.1 General.
    12.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Strike Team/Task Force Leader.
    12.3 Perform the Role of Strike Team/Task Force Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 13 Air Operations Branch Director
    13.1 General.
    13.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Air Operations Branch Director.
    13.3 Perform the Role of Air Operations Branch Director at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 14 Air Support Group Supervisor
    14.1 General.
    14.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Air Support Group Supervisor.
    14.3 Perform the Role of Air Support Group Supervisor at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 15 Air Tactical Group Supervisor
    15.1 General.
    15.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Air Tactical Group Supervisor.
    15.3 Perform the Role of Air Tactical Group Supervisor at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 16 Planning Section Chief
    16.1 General.
    16.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Planning Section Chief.
    16.3 Perform the Role of Planning Section Chief at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 17 Resources Unit Leader
    17.1 General.
    17.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Resources Unit Leader.
    17.3 Perform the Role of Resources Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 18 Situation Unit Leader
    18.1 General.
    18.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Situation Unit Leader.
    18.3 Perform the Role of Situation Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 19 Documentation Unit Leader
    19.1 General.
    19.2 Assume and Transfer Position of Documentation Unit Leader.
    19.3 Perform the Role of Documentation Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 20 Demobilization Unit Leader
    20.1 General.
    20.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Demobilization Unit Leader.
    20.3 Perform the Role of Demobilization Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 21 Logistics Section Chief
    21.1 General.
    21.2 Establish, Transfer, and Assume the Position of Logistics Section Chief.
    21.3 Perform the Role of Logistics Section Chief at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 22 Service Branch Director
    22.1 General.
    22.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Service Branch Director.
    22.3 Perform the Role of Service Branch Director at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 23 Communications Unit Leader
    23.1 General.
    23.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Communications Unit Leader.
    23.3 Perform the Role of Communications Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 24 Medical Unit Leader
    24.1 General.
    24.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Medical Unit Leader.
    24.3 Perform the Role of Medical Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 25 Food Unit Leader
    25.1 General.
    25.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Food Unit Leader.
    25.3 Perform the Role of Food Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 26 Support Branch Director
    26.1 General.
    26.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Support Branch Director.
    26.3 Perform the Role of Support Branch Director at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 27 Supply Unit Leader
    27.1 General.
    27.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Supply Unit Leader.
    27.3 Perform the Role of Supply Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 28 Facilities Unit Leader
    28.1 General.
    28.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Facilities Unit Leader.
    28.3 Perform the Role of Facilities Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 29 Ground Support Unit Leader
    29.1 General.
    29.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Ground Support Unit Leader.
    29.3 Perform the Role of Ground Support Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 30 Finance/Administration Section Chief
    30.1 General.
    30.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Finance/Administration Section Chief.
    30.3 Perform the Role of Finance/Administration Section Chief at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 31 Compensation/Claims Unit Leader
    31.1 General.
    31.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Compensation/Claims Unit Leader.
    31.3 Perform the Role of Compensation/Claims Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 32 Cost Unit Leader
    32.1 General.
    32.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Cost Unit Leader.
    32.3 Perform the Role of Cost Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 33 Procurement Unit Leader
    33.1 General.
    33.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Procurement Unit Leader.
    33.3 Perform the Role of Procurement Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Chapter 34 Time Unit Leader
    34.1 General.
    34.2 Assume and Transfer the Position of Time Unit Leader.
    34.3 Perform the Role of Time Unit Leader at an Incident or Planned Event.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Explanation of the Professional Qualifications Standards and Concepts of JPRs
    Annex C Area and Unified Area Commands
    Annex D Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2014 Edition

    From incident commander to ground support personnel, NFPA 1026 defines Incident Management Team member qualifications.

    With concerns for large-scale emergency incidents or events, operations considerations need greater management oversight. NFPA 1026: Standard for Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) for personnel performing roles within an all-hazard Incident Management System (IMS).

    The Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) are consistent with, complementary to, and supportive of, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS Core Competencies for:

    • Incident Commander
    • Safety Officer
    • Public Information Officer
    • Liaison Officer
    • Operations Section Chief
    • Staging Area Manager
    • Operations Branch Director
    • And many other roles

    Throughout the incident command system -- from initial local response to multi-jurisdiction situations -- every member of an Incident Management Team (IMT) should be qualified through this NFPA® Standard. (Softbound, 90 pp., 2014)

     

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 1026? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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