- Multiagency Coordination Systems
Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are a part of the US standardized Incident Command System. MACS provides the basic architecture for facilitating the allocation of resources, incident prioritization, coordination and integration of multiple agencies for large incidents.
Functions & Responsibilities
The principal functions and responsibilities of MAC entities typically include the following:
- Ensuring that each agency involved in incident management activities is providing appropriate situational awareness and resource status information;
- Establishing priorities between incidents and/or Area Commands in concert with Incident Commanders or a Unified Command;
- Acquiring and allocating resources required by incident management personnel in concert with the priorities established by Incident or Unified Command;
- Anticipating and identifying future resource requirements;
- Coordinating and resolving policy issues arising from the incident(s); and
- Providing strategic coordination as required.
- ^ "Chapter 7: THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS)". Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance. http://orgmail2.coe-dmha.org/dr/DisasterResponse.nsf/section/07?opendocument&home=html. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- Incident management
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