In the Incident Command System (ICS), the Planning Section Chief is responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of plans and procedures for responding to an incident. As part of this role, the Planning Section Chief may be responsible for facilitating the Operational Period Briefing.
The Operational Period Briefing is a briefing that is typically given at the start of each operational period in an incident management response. It is typically given by the Incident Commander or a designated representative, and it is intended to provide supervisory personnel with information about the incident action plan (IAP) for the upcoming period. The IAP is a document that outlines the goals, objectives, and strategies for responding to an incident.
During the Operational Period Briefing, the Planning Section Chief may provide updates on the status of the incident and any changes or developments that have occurred since the last briefing. This may include information about the current situation, the resources that are available, and the tactics and strategies that will be used to achieve the incident objectives. The Planning Section Chief may also facilitate the discussion of any issues or challenges that have arisen, and may work with other members of the incident management team to develop and implement solutions.