Conspace For Company Officers - Part III

The first arriving company officer, and subsequently, the Incident Commander, doesn’t have to be a technician to understand the incident priorities.This is the final article in a series on confined space emergency response at the company officer level...


 

Insure that the incident is divided into manageable pieces. You are proving nothing to no one by trying to do it all yourself. Give up some of the share of the glory, give a subordinate officer some valuable OJT, take some of the worries off your back, make the incident a little more manageable; whichever of these reasons you give, it's a good one. The texts say a manageable span of control is 5 to 7, but they go on to say, "