All forms that are in PDF format will require printing and filling out by hand. This works good for filling out received messages and delivering to those in agencies. The text forms will require bringing up, coping and pasting into Winlink or similar ham software. Message in a text format will move faster than attached forms. Save the form to a file and bring up the original form each time that you need to create an ICS-213 or Radiogram message. Then type the new content following each label field on the form.
The Radio Log form will allow tracking information on formal written traffic and message notes on informal messages and tactical traffic.
The ICS-213 form will be used for traffic between agencies and must be in plain language. When Radiograms are used for ham to ham messages or health and welfare it will also require plain language with no "Q" signals or ARL message numbers for message content. Use plain language only.
The ICS-214 form provides for tracking all agencies and resources in the event or drill.
The ICS-217 form is a planning tool for freqencies that you may use on on the form ICS-205 that list all frequecies used in the event.
The ICS-309 form is an ICS radio logging form and should be used by each station.
The ICS-205 form is filled out and a copy is given to the COML. This has the actual frequencies that is going to be used by each jurisdiction.
"Safe and Well" outgoing and inquiries are Red Cross forms that can be completed in the impacted area and sent out by Winlink to areas that have Internet access. They are then feed into the National Red Cross database for instant matches.
Prior to the drill it would be ideal to print out a copy of each form and become familiar with them.