on-scene commander


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on-scene commander

1. The person designated to coordinate the rescue efforts at the rescue site.
2. Federal officer designated to direct federal crisis and consequence management efforts at the scene of a terrorist or weapons of mass destruction incident. Also called OSC.
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Emergency plans need to include built-in indicators or "tripwires" and preplanned responses for on-scene commanders to use when satisfied that predetermined criteria have been met.
The on-scene commander seeks to force the enemy into a situation in which if they assault forward, they will be killed by direct fire; if they stay in their position, they will be killed by fire from the air; or if they retreat, they will be killed by both.
When Is an On-Scene Commander Required to Conduct a Proportionality Balancing Test?
Marine Harrier attack planes launch from aboard the Kearsarge, and the Mount Whitney had served as a floating command post for the American admiral who was the on-scene commander until NATO took control Thursday.
SUW MP will integrate with LCS to provide a flexible capability to rapidly detect, track and prosecute small-boat threats, giving the on-scene commander the capability to protect local assets and move a force quickly through a strategic waterway.
Whenever there are IED discoveries or detonations, the SWET responds to the scene and secures it with the on-scene commander.
Obtained by E&P on Thursday, and its source confirmed by the news organization, the document reveals that during the invasion, "Information on on-going engagements will not be released unless authorized for release by on-scene commander.
The memoir follows his career, from street agent to the organization's highest ranking official under the director, and his experiences, specifically when he was on-scene commander during a riot at a federal prison in Atlanta in 1987 and his management of the Oklahoma City bombing case.
The exercise scenario required the platoon to deploy to an incident site, link with the on-scene commander, and establish a CBRN reconnaissance command post.
Establishing effective communications is always a priority For all major incidents, it is normal to have daily phone conferences between NPFC, the on-scene commander, and the Joint Field Office (JFO).
Under the direction of the FBI on-scene commander (OSC) and in direct coordination with the U.
In an effort to fill those requests NORTHCOM established the Joint Task Force (JTF) Katrina to be the military's on-scene commander in support of FEMA.