While there is no one personality type that seems to create the “perfect” Incident Commander, there are some common characteristics that are desirable. An effective IC should: Think and act strategically.  Be objective driven.  Have strong communication skills.  Be able to delegate authority.  Facilitate a collaborative atmosphere.  Be trustworthy.  Be adaptive.  Be a multitasker.  Be a team player. Remain calm under pressure.  If you have ever filled the role of the IC'er you know how true these are.  Here are some more traits that the USFA feels should be within an IC'er...

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