Office of Operations
21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

6.9 Decision Making

A unified incident command system was established. There was one representative from the affected entities and/or communities.

The decision to evacuate was made collectively by representatives analyzing the situation and its potential. The unified incident commander made the decision to evacuate in consultation with senior advisors and support staff from other entities.

February 6, 2006
Publication #FHWA-HOP-08-014