Cover of Public Health Incident Command System (PHICS): A Guide for the Management of Emergencies or Other Unusual Incidents within Public Health Agencies -- Volumes I and II

Incident Command System Information Available

Public Health Incident Command System (PHICS):  Implementing ICS Within Public Health Agencies

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Volume I

Volume I (PDF)

Volume I (Word)

Volume II: Appendices (PDF)

Volume II: Appendices (Word)

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