OpsCenter automatically generates Incident Command System (ICS) Forms for organizations that use this response model. The ICS forms are populated based on the information in the system. These forms are in typical ICS format and when printed look just like the paper-based ICS forms. This functionality saves many hours previously spent consolidating information and typing into paper-based ICS Forms.
Operational Periods in the Incident Command System (ICS) Model
OpsCenter supports emergency management models that use Operational Periods, such as ICS. For each incident, an authorized user may create any number of Operational Periods, of any duration, that is necessary to manage the incident.
For each Operational Period, the system automatically generates a set of ICS forms. When creating an Operational Period, the user has the option to specify that data should be copied from an existing Operational Period. This option is appropriate when the next Operational Period will be similar to the previous Operational Period. Copying data from an existing period avoids a large amount of typing thereby saving the users time and allowing them to focus on other aspects of the incident.
The OpsCenter ICS model also provides the ability to create Operational Period templates for various types of incidents; a very powerful feature that allows an organization to start executing a complete response plan with just a few mouse clicks.