A. Provides an orientation to individual resources at the beginning of their assignments
B. Sets forth the specific tasks, reporting relationships, and expectations for support staff
C. Helps keep the public and media informed about the incident status and operational accomplishments
D. Presents the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for the upcoming period to supervisory personnel
D. Presents the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for the upcoming period to supervisory personnel best describes the operational period briefing.
The operational period briefing is a critical management tool used in incident management to communicate the objectives, strategies, and tactics to be implemented during a specified operational period. The briefing is presented to supervisory personnel, including section chiefs and unit leaders, and outlines the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for the upcoming operational period. The IAP includes incident objectives, control objectives, and specific strategies and tactics that will be used to achieve these objectives. The briefing also covers safety considerations, communications plans, and any other pertinent information that may affect the incident response. Therefore, option D best describes the operational period briefing.