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[NOTE: This KDL is posted as an example. It is intended to spur discussion and thinking. You’ll note that the column headings do
not correspond exactly to the columns posted on the KDL website as of 7/11/08. This is an evolving project and we’re adapting the
forms as teams and units use them and give us feedback. You’ll also note that this team decided to enter actions as well as decisions
and by other roles than simply the IC and AA. They use short bullets in the table then add detail for each decision below. If you decide
you want to add more information than is currently requested, by all means do so, and send it in. We’ll enter everything you give us
and we’ll figure a way to feed it back to you as intuitively as possible.]
KEY DECISION LOG
PHOENIX NIMO
Hendricks IMT Decisions
Key Decision Log is a process to document decision making. The process allows for more tracking decision making while exploring alternatives
and collaborations for cost management. This process will document the thought process when making decisions.
Who/
Date/
Time
KEY
DECISION
ASSOCIATED RISKS
ALTERNATIVES
CONSIDERED
RATIONALE
FOR DECISION
COST IMPLICATION
SHORT LONG
TERM TERM
AA/IC
CONCURENCE
LSC
6/4/08
1200
Volunteered and
donated facilities
Significant costs
related to
telecommunications,
facility rental, laundry
service, etc.
Paying for services
Financial concerns
Significant
AA/IC concur
FWS/
NCS/
AA
6/7
1200
Request NIMO
IMT to augment
NC IMT for Type
1 complexity
Low risk / high value;
Uncertainty of what
NIMO brings to the
table; relationship
building
Order national Type 1
IMT
Meet federal
requirements if
complexity reached solid
Type 1 w/o high cost of
national IMT plus
provide onsite
mentoring, guiding,
developing services
n/a
AA/IC concur
PSC
6/10
1200
Implementation
of planning
process to meet
interagency
requirements
Inadequate planning
process outputs to
meet multi-jurisdiction
requirements
Planning process that
was agency specific
Meet ICS- IMT
interagency needs
Potential
claims and
investiga-
tions com-
promised
AA/IC concur
Key Decision Log Template
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