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IRG Mission Statements

The Incident Mission is a statement that describes the overall goal or strategy of an IRG. The mission statements are accessed through Planning > Plan Summary, on the General drawer of IRGs, and these statements can be changed during Planning.

When IRGs are used to create incidents, the mission statement is displayed on the Incident Dashboard to provide guidance and direct response efforts. The mission statement, along with incident-level objectives, is also used to support compliance with the HICS 2014 and ICS 2014 standards. As the incident evolves, you can change and/or update the statement to better meet the needs of the incident.

Standard Mission Statements for HICS 2014 and ICS 2014 Plans

Note: With the HICS 2014 and ICS 2014 plans, several standard IRGs were combined and, as a result, these plans contain fewer IRGs than previous plans. eICS provides access to previous plan IRGs in case you want to copy and adapt discontinued mission statements.

IRG Standard Mission Statement

Active Shooter

To protect patients, staff, and visitors during an active shooter incident.

Chemical Incident

To provide a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors within the hospital following a chemical incident that may or may not impact the safety of the hospital or availability of services; and to provide the safe continuation of care for patients, visitors, and those seeking care post-incident.

Earthquake

To provide a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors either within the hospital or while evacuating the hospital following an earthquake that impacts the structural integrity of the hospital or availability of services. To provide the continuation of care for patients, visitors, and those seeking care post-incident.

Evacuation, Shelter-in-Place, Hospital Abandonment

To provide a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors within the hospital or during evacuation following an incident that impacts the structural integrity or service availability of the hospital.

Explosive Incident

To safely and effectively respond to a pre detonation, ongoing, and post detonation explosive incident.

Fire

To ensure a safe environment for staff, patients, visitors, and the hospital when a fire may or may not impact the safety and structural integrity of the hospital or availability of services; and to provide the safe continuation of care for patients, visitors, and those seeking care when a wildland fire is in the area.

Hostage or Barricade Incident

To safely manage an incident involving a person with a weapon who has taken one or more hostages or has barricaded themselves within the hospital.

Hurricane

To provide for the safety of patients, visitors, and staff during Hurricane.

Infectious Disease

To effectively and efficiently identify, triage, isolate, treat, and track a surge of potentially infectious patients and staff, and to manage the uninjured, asymptomatic persons, family members, and media.

Information Technology (IT) Failure

To provide for business continuity and availability of essential automated systems for the hospital in the event of a massive or sustained information technology failure, cybersystems compromise, or deliberate attack.

Mass Casualty Incident

To ensure a safe environment for staff, patients, visitors, and the facility when the number of patients severely challenges or exceeds the capability and capacity of the hospital.

Missing Person

To manage the process of locating and recovering a lost or abducted person, whether infant, child, or an adult from the hospital.

Other

To ensure a safe environment for staff, patients, visitors, and the hospital when incident may or may not impact the safety and structural integrity of the hospital or availability of services; and to provide the safe continuation of care for patients, visitors, and those seeking care during the incident.

Radiation Incident

To provide a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors within the hospital following a radiation incident that may or may not impact the safety and structural integrity of the hospital or availability of services; and to provide the safe continuation of care for patients, visitors, and those seeking care post-incident.

Severe Weather with Warning

To provide for the safety of patients, visitors, and staff during a severe weather emergency such as ice storms, snowstorms, rain, flooding, extreme heat and cold, etc.

Staff Shortage

To maintain continuity of operations in the event of staff shortage due to strikes, patient surge, or infectious disease outbreaks.

Tornado

To provide a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors within the hospital before and after a tornado impacts the campus, structural integrity of the buildings and availability of normal operational services. To provide the continuation of care for patients, visitors and those seeking care post incident including the potential for full or partial evacuation.

Utility Failure

To safely manage patient care through effective and efficient hospital operations during the loss of a major utility within the hospital.

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