Since we switched to Battle Board products from legal pads and whiteboards, not only are we more efficient, but we’re also more consistent. If I’m helping another Battalion, they can take my board and know exactly how everything is being tracked.
When people from outside agencies come to check into our command post, all they have to do is show up, look at the Battle Board, and know exactly where they need to be and when. Battle Board gear is an invaluable resource for the consolidation and dissemination of mission critical information.
I use several different Battle Board products for my incident commander duties I use the NOVA Incident Command worksheet under the polycarbonate and the Staedtler markers to track units and resources during fire, rescue, hazmat, and swiftwater rescue incidents.
As an emergency manager with events quickly escalating, whether I'm in the field at an incident command post or in our Emergency Operations Center, I have my Battle Board FiST 4.0. The custom sheets I have developed specifically for ICS and our operations and mission quickly allow me to see what the issue is, what we are doing to mitigate it, and what outstanding needs we have. My Battle Board Fist is a crucial tool in my success in our response.
We use Battle Board to hold our preplans for fires, entry/egress, traffic, hydrants, etc. For incident command, we print maps of the incident and use the overlays for planning purposes for Operations and Planning Section Chiefs.