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Computer Considerations for Data Stations

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Keep it Simple

The Incident Command System (ICS) provides an consistent approach to organizing resources and managing an event or emergency incident. The standardization of organizational structure, procedures and tools allows both personnel and equipment to be swapped in/out at shift changes without disrupting the delivery of services.

The same concept applies to the tools we use for data communications. Stick to simple, standard and straight-forward configurations. Avoid complexity. Use components that are used by the vast majority of potential users of the system.


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