ICS 219

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A ICS Form 219, Resource Status Card or T-Card, is a simple tool to record and track the location and status of individuals, teams, vehicles, and other equipment. It is part of the standardised Incident Command System now widely used by police, fire departments, and emergency management agencies to manage their responses to incidents.

The cards are so-named because they are made of card stock and have a T-like shape. These cards are displayed in resource status or “T-Card racks” (typically a sheet of plastic or metal with slots cut to accept the body of the card) where they can be easily viewed, retrieved, updated, and statused during the course of the incident.

T-Card Design[edit]

Each card is printed in a different color of card stock and used for a different resource category, kind, or type:

  • 219-1: Header Card – Gray (used only as label cards for T-Card racks)
  • 219-2: Crew Card – Green
  • 219-3: Engine Card – Rose
  • 219-4: Helicopter Card – Blue
  • 219-5: Personnel Card – White
  • 219-6: Aircraft Card – Orange
  • 219-7: Heavy Equipment Card – Yellow
  • 219-8: Misc. Equipment/Task Force Card – Tan
  • 219-10: Generic Card – Light Purple

In the United States, T-Cards are found in one of these sizes:

  • #1 T-Card: 118" × 2"
  • #2 T-Card: 238" × 338"
  • #3 T-Card: 358" × 434" (over-sized cards 814" long are also common)
  • #4 T-Card: 478" × 718"
  1. 3 T-Cards are the most commonly used, and the over-sized version is the size used in the official FEMA ICS 219 forms.

In the UK, these sizes are in common use:

  • Size 1: 16.5×49mm
  • Size 2: 48.5×85mm
  • Size 3: 80×120mm
  • Size 4: 112×180mm

Commercial Vendors[edit]

References[edit]

  • [5] ICS Forms Stakeholder Review Draft
  • [6] Official ICS cards on FEMA site