This thesis explores midstream and downstream oil and gas companies’ use of the Incident Command System (ICS). The research data was obtained through a survey from a select population of companies within the sector with the intent of showing the level of training and experience these companies have in ICS. The thesis provides an analysis of literature to summarize the history of ICS, the levels of training in ICS, the use of ICS for response and how ICS fits in with collaborative emergency management (CEM). The thesis is designed as a descriptive study to respond to a noticeable gap in the literature addressing oil and gas sector ICS usage. As part of the empirical description, a survey was conducted and validated, to allow a more in-depth confirmation of the evidence to be conducted in the future. The research is designed to as a drive change in how ICS training is provided to all users; and more specifically, to bridge the gap between first responders and private industry when responding to emergency situations.
|Commitee:||Jensen, Steven, Kreysa, Peter, Pepper, Steven|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Industrial arts education, Energy|
|Keywords:||Downstream, ICS, Incident Command System, Midstream, NIMS, Oil and gas|
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