by Jolene Toves
Guam - Guam Homeland Security and the Office of civil defense are starting off the New Year with a multitude of training workshops. According to GHS spokesperson Alyssa Benito, the department is focused on ensuring all GovGuam agencies and its counterparts are on the same page when it comes to incident command systems.
"Sometimes when there is an incident whether it be a large or small incident it requires various agencies multiple jurisdiction so what ICS does is it provides a common structure and basically a template to work under," she said.
The course focuses on four structures finance, logistics, operations and planning and the role each government entity plays when responding to an incident. She adds, that GHS is making strides in the training conducted through their train-the-trainer program saving thousands of dollars, as well as training four times as many personnel than in previous years.