Santa Clara County, California
This section describes several important requirements related to the use of SEMS at any level:
SEMS requires emergency response agencies to use basic principles and components of emergency management including ICS, and Multi-agency or inter-agency coordination.
The five primary functions of Command or Management, Operations, Planning/Intelligence and Administration/Finance must be provided for in all organizations at any SEMS level.
Personnel in a SEMS organization at any of the five levels must be assigned to a designated function within the organization, and at all times have designated supervision.
Personnel assigned within a SEMS organization will safely carry out their assignment for an operational period or until relieved, and will brief their relief as required by agency standard operating procedures.