ICERS outlines a means to plan for life altering events in order to maintain communications among family & friend’s households while assessing sustainability to determine when to shelter in place, bugout, or pool resources. While contact among households is key, ICERS creates 3 incident based Categories with a set of actionable plans when comms are down. The Actions work in concert with predefined Rally Points and “What If” scenarios so that all affected parties can reunite or self-sustain.
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT (BLUF):
- ICERS is composed multiple House Holds (HHs) working together to support one another. Each may be subject to various Life Altering Events (LAEs) and each may have a varying degree of experience, resources, and security. ICERS works to utilize the HHs strengths to ensure all are prepared to act when an LAE occurs.
- During an LAE; If comms are established disregard all plans and formulate actions based on current knowledge.
- If comms are down; refer to the Categories (CATs).
- Identified your current CAT, initiate the Action Plan (AP) for that CAT.
- Action Plans create an order of precedence for how to make contact, when to bug out, and what steps to take as time progresses.
- Action Plans incorporate meeting at Rally Points (RPs) or following the Bug Out Guideline (BOG) during pre-planned “What If” scenarios. The end goal of ICERS is to reestablish contact, find resources, and appropriate shelter.
The ICERS template can be downloaded from the Grayman Briefing here.
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