Incident Complex

What is Incident Complex?

Incident Complex meaning in Safety terms is

  • Two or more distinct incidents in the same general area that, by management action, are managed under a single incident commander or unified command in order to improve efficiency and simplify incident management processes.


    • Definition Extension:  1)  An Incident complex is not a wildfire incident and is not interchangeable with a wildfire record.  2)  An Incident Commander or Incident Management Team may manage multiple wildfires without creating an incident complex.


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group