The Incident Command System (ICS) is widely used throughout the United States by fire agencies and is increasingly used by law enforcement, first responders, and other public safety applications for emergencies and event management. The system was designed to provide clear lines of authority, clear objectives and clear communication.
Robinson Park has incorporated the clear chain-of-command principle from the ICS in the role of the Emergency Person In Charge (EPIC). The EPIC provides a single point of contact for those handling the emergency. The Emergency Person In Charge (EPIC) is responsible for making decisions and issuing commands on behalf of Robinson Park during the event.
The most senior member of the Management Team on site during the emergency is the Emergency Person In Charge (EPIC). If there is not a member of the Management Team on site, then the most senior security officer on site is temporarily the Emergency Person In Charge (EPIC), until a Management Team member arrives on site.
The Emergency Person In Charge (EPIC) role is fluid and shifts to more senior personnel as they arrive on the scene during the course of an emergency.
The EPIC is subordinate to any local authorities upon their arrival, but he or she remains in charge of all Robinson Park activities. Above all, the Emergency Person In Charge (EPIC) has the responsibility to protect life and property.