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close this bookEmergency Management Guide for Business and Industry (FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1997, 67 p.)
close this folderDIRECTION AND CONTROL
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View the documentEmergency Management Group (EMG)
View the documentIncident Command System (ICS)
View the documentEmergency Operations Center (EOC)
View the documentPlanning Considerations
View the documentSecurity
View the documentCoordination of Outside Response


Isolation of the incident scene must begin when the emergency is discovered. If possible, the discoverer should attempt to secure the scene and control access, but no one should be placed in physical danger to perform these functions.

Basic security measures include:

· Closing doors or windows
· Establishing temporary barriers with furniture after people have safely evacuated
· Dropping containment materials (absorbent pads, etc.) in the path of leaking materials
· Closing file cabinets or desk drawers

Only trained personnel should be allowed to perform advanced security measures. Access to the facility, the EOC and the incident scene should be limited to persons directly involved in the response.