One comment on “ICS Parenting

  1. What a great way of thinking about and expressing the change going on. What strikes me about this is the difference in viewpoint between a Incident Command perspective and a PIO perspective. You’ve been in both shoes, I know, but this clearly is coming from an Incident Command perspective, which is why it should get wide circulation among Incident Commanders. In case you are wondering what I meant, as a PIO I felt more pulled in two directions. Between Command and the response leadership who had one perspective, and the media and public audiences with a different perspective. My role was as a mediator, in effect, trying to implement the plans and policies of Command while also trying to influence based on needs and expectations of the outside audiences. Sort of like an uncle whom the teenager has confidence in and hopes will persuade old dad to see his perspective. Anyway, much food for thought here.

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