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NorthWest Interagency Incident Management Team # 13
Command Staff



Brian Gales

Brian Gales, Incident Commander

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Portland, Oregon


The Incident Commander is responsible for all incident activities including the development and implementation of strategic decisions and for approving the ordering and releasing of resources. The Incident Commander is delegated authority to expend funds and take actions he deems necessary to manage the incident. He works for the agency administrator.



Larry Nickey
Larry Nickey, Deputy (alternate) Incident Commander

USDI Park Service, Olympic National Park (AD, Retired)
Port Angeles, Washington



The Deputy Incident Commander assists the Incident Commander to develop and implement strategic decisions and approve the ordering and releasing of resources. The Deputy Incident Commander works closely with the Incident Commander who is delegated authority to expend funds and take actions he deems necessary to manage the incident. He works for the Incident Commander.


Larry Nickey
Lonnie Click, Incident Commander (trainee)




The Incident Commander Trainee learns and practices the job of the Incident Commander to develop and implement strategic decisions and approve the ordering and releasing of resources. The Incident Commander Trainee works closely with the Incident Commander or Deputy Incident Commander who is delegated authority to expend funds and take actions he deems necessary to manage the incident. The Trainee is supervised by the Incident Commander or Deputy.



Karen Ripley, Incident Information Officer (primary)

Washington Department of Natural Resources,
Resource Protection Division
Olympia, Washington

The incident information officer is a member of the command staff and is responsible for the formulation and release of information about the incident to the news media, elected officials, local communities, incident personnel, other appropriate agencies and organizations, and for the management of all information officers assigned to the incident.



Cynthia Reichelt Incident Information Officer (alternate)

 

 

The incident information officer is a member of the command staff and is responsible for the formulation and release of information about the incident to the news media, elected officials, local communities, incident personnel, other appropriate agencies and organizations, and for the management of all information officers assigned to the incident.



Robert GreenfieldRay Hershey Safety Officer

USDA Forest Service
Olympic National Forest
Supervisor's Office
Olympia, Washington


The safety officer, a member of the command staff, is responsible for monitoring and assessing hazardous and unsafe situations and developing measures for assuring personnel safety. The safety officer will correct unsafe acts or conditions through the regular line of authority, although may exercise emergency authority, to stop or prevent unsafe acts when immediate action is required.



Joseph EstevesCharlene Rodgers Human Resource Specialist

Washington Department of Natural Resources
Olympia, Washington



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