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Incident Command System Experience and Training in the Midstream and Downstream Oil and Gas Sector
by Kestenbaum, Robert, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 93; 13813069
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Feldmann-Jensen, Shirley
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
Publication Number: 13813069
ISBN: 9781085569996
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