Santa Clara County, California
ARES/RACES

Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)
Introductory Course of Instruction

Module A3: SEMS Operating Requirements and Individual Responsibilities


A3.3: SEMS Check-in Process

Field Response Level

All personnel assigned to an incident which is using ICS must check-in upon arrival. check-in function at an incident ensures that there is complete and continuous accountability over all assigned personnel. There are various specified locations at an incident where personnel and resources check-in can be accomplished. These will be covered in the field level course.

EOC Response Levels

To ensure accountability of personnel, it is essential that a check-in function be established at all EOC levels. Currently, this is done through the use of sign-in sheets, rosters etc. An adaptation of the ICS check-in form and procedure for EOC's may be useful for the EOC level check-in function.


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