Unity of Command: Unity of command is best achieved by vesting a single commander with requisite authority.
—Principles of War 1954
Unity of Command in Afghanistan, A Forsaken Principle of War Failure to address the current problems of unity of command will result in the failure of the alliance—and the coalition—in Afghanistan”.
, “ICS is like a condom, it does no good to put it on halfway through the event”.
st Guess what, built into the simulations was a rapidly spreading fire into the Bravo and Delta Units with rescues above the fire. In the end, we discussed the merits of there actions and worked to broaden their ability to use a command structure early on into the incident to be more effective and meet the needs of the incidnet.
Unity of command is best achieved by vesting a single commander with requisite authority to organize and assign the resources based upon incident driven needs and principles. Supplement his ability by establishing good fundamental and sound SOP/SOG’s which are know, trained to and train on often. Develop personnel to understand the need for and follow the principle of Unity of Command which operating under the Command Structure of ICS and we and a fire service will see more efficiency and effectiveness s within and upon the fireground.
Until the next time…Sit back and have a Cuppa.