Form ICS 202A-CG Command Direction

Form ICS202A-CG or the "Command Direction" is a form issued by the United States Coast Guard.

The form was last revised in March 1, 2013 and is available for digital filing. Download an up-to-date Form ICS202A-CG in PDF-format down below or look it up on the United States Coast Guard Forms website.

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1. Incident Name
2. Operational Period (Date/Time)
Command Direction
ICS 202A-CG
From:
To:
3. Key Decisions and Procedures:
4. Priorities:
5. Limitations and Constraints:
6. Prepared by: (Planning Section Chief)
Date/Time
Command Direction
ICS 202A-CG (rev 03/2013)
1. Incident Name
2. Operational Period (Date/Time)
Command Direction
ICS 202A-CG
From:
To:
3. Key Decisions and Procedures:
4. Priorities:
5. Limitations and Constraints:
6. Prepared by: (Planning Section Chief)
Date/Time
Command Direction
ICS 202A-CG (rev 03/2013)
Command Direction
ICS 202A-CG (rev 03/2013)
FORM INSTRUCTIONS
Purpose. The Command Direction form supplements the ICS 202 form by documenting the IC/UC strategic
direction and guidance through Key Decisions/Procedures, Priorities and Limitations/Constraints for use during
the next operational period.
Preparation. The Command Direction form is completed by the Planning Section following each Unified
Command Objectives Meeting conducted (input may be made during the Initial Unified Command Meeting)
and aids with Command Direction for the Command and General Staff meeting and when preparing the
Incident Action Plan.
Distribution. The Command Direction form may be included with the IAP and given to all supervisory
personnel at the Section, Branch, Division/Group, and Unit levels. All completed original forms MUST be given
to the Documentation Unit.
Item #
Item Title
Instructions
1.
Incident Name
Enter the name assigned to the incident.
2.
Operational Period
Enter the time interval for which the form applies. Record the start and end
operational period date and time.
3.
Key Decisions
Enter operational guiding measures from the Unified Command. Provide
and Procedures
IMT process guidance for delegation of authority, agency cooperation, cost
sharing, resource ordering and other administrative guidance.
4.
Priorities
Enter clear, concise statements of strategic direction for managing the
response. These priorities are for the incident response for this operational
period and for the duration of the incident. Listed in order of importance.
5.
Limitations
Enter clear, concise guidelines for response limiting factors and
and Constraints
restrictions due to operations, weather, jurisdictions, resources
and parameters agreed upon by the Unified Command.
6.
Prepared by
Enter the name of the person completing the form (usually the Planning
Section Chief).
Date/Time
Enter date (month, day, and year) and time prepared (24-hour clock).
NOTE: The 03/2013 version changes the order from Priorities, Limitations/Constraints and Key Decisions to
Key Decisions/Procedures, Priorities and Limitations/Constraints because that is the order they will be
developed by the UC and briefed to the Incident Management Team. The new version also corrected some
typographical errors and explanation of preparation and use of the form.
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