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Disaster Preparedness The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Command Staff

A Disaster Nursing Committee is appointed by the Dean at the beginning of every academic year.

Incident Commander - Dean

The Dean as Incident Commander is in charge and is responsible for all activity on the incident as well as creating the overall incident objectives.


The main responsibility is to direct all actions to meet the incident objectives:


The main responsibility is to help the Dean with response efforts:


The main responsibility is to provide all resources, services, and support required by the incident. Examples include:


The main responsibility is to track incident related costs, personnel records, requisitions, and administrating procurement contracts required by Logistics. Examples include:

Public Affairs

The main responsibility is to be the single point of contact for dissemination of news and information to any outside requestors as approved by the Incident Commander.