What is the Incident Command System, and why was it originally developed?

Step 1: Using your text and at least 2-3 Internet sources to support your responses, answer the following questions in 2-3 paragraphs each.  Each paragraph should be 5-7 sentences at the minimum.  Cite your sources.
 

  1. What is the Incident Command System, and why was it originally developed?
  2. What are the five major management systems within the Incident Command System?
  3. What is the role of the Incident Commander?
  4. For an ICS to be effective, what procedures must be followed closely?

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