Emergency Preparedness

Antero’s approach to incident response includes Crisis and Field Incident Management Teams (“IMT”) within Antero. Antero’s IMTs are based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Incident Management System (“NIMS”). The NIMS incorporates many existing best practices into a comprehensive national approach to domestic incident management, which is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across all functional disciplines.

NIMS represents a core set of doctrine, principles, terminology, and organizational processes to enable effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management at all levels. It provides the framework for interoperability and compatibility, based on a balance between flexibility and standardization. This flexibility applies across all phases of incident management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and resumption.

Antero uses the Incident Command System (“ICS”) designed by the NIMS. Antero’s model of ICS allows for a rapid, flexible, and efficient response to incidents. The ICS is modular and scalable, allowing the response to escalate uniformly with the incident. Conversely as the incident de-escalates, the response can de-escalate without loss of command continuity.

Antero’s IMTs are comprised of a Crisis Commander—Corporate Activities (“CC”), Incident Commander—Field Activities (“IC”), Command Staff, and General Staff. The CC and IC are responsible for overall management of the response, including the coordination of Command and General Staff activities. The Command Staff includes the Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, Legal Officer, Liaison Officer, and Security/Information and Intelligence Officer.