The Command structure will be basically the same - remember it is DYNAMIC according to the situation and the size of the situation. The most important thing is that Command is established!.......and if there is a transfer, it is done properly with the required parties knowing it has occured.
Here is some more info regarding NYS and the courses that people should (at least) have.....if the members of your Dept do NOT have the required training, I would suggest guiding them toward it with a swift kick in the rear.......
EVERYONE in the Dept should have NIMS training - in fact it is required....and, it should not be something 'new'.....
State and local jurisdictions MUST comply with NIMS in order to qualify for Federal Homeland Security/Preparedness grants. NIMS is much more than a Federal mandate, however. It is the right thing to do and can save lives if taken seriously and implemented appropriately.
Here you go for specific 'titles' -
In March of 1996, Governor Pataki signed Executive Order No. 26 establishing the National Interagency Incident Management System – Incident Command System as the state standard command and control system during emergency operations in New York State. In September 2006, Governor Pataki reissued Executive Order No. 26.1 for the National Incident Management System as promulgated under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5. This Executive Order has been continued by Governor Paterson and is still in effect.
Entry level first responders & disaster workers Firefighters
Other fire service personnel that require an introduction to NIMS and to the ICS include: Fire Police Dispatchers
FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction ICS-100: Introduction to ICS or equivalent*
There is much more info found here - http://www.security.state.ny.us/trai...g_guidance.pdf
Chief officers who will have the supervisory responsibility of primarily local resources, NIMS Type 4 and 5 level incidents Company Officers (e.g. Captains, Lieutenants) Special Team members (firefighters)
FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction ICS-100: Introduction to ICS or equivalent* ICS-200: Basic ICS or equivalent*