Training - ICS Courses


 

ICS Orientation (I-100)

Effective August 5, 2005, OEM no longer offers the I-100 ICS Orientation as an online self-study. As an alternative, the IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System is available as an Independent Study course offered by FEMA.

The complexity of incident management, coupled with the growing need for multi-agency and multifunctional involvement on incidents, has increased the need for a single standard incident management system that can be used by all emergency response disciplines. Use of the Incident Command System by public safety and private sector organizations across the country is increasing.

Course Overview

Incident Command training has been developed and is now offered for a variety of disciplines. All of the ICS training offered through these courses is consistent. However, the various versions include examples and exercises specific to each of these disciplines.

Versions available include:

  • IS-100 - Introduction to Incident Command System - General
  • IS-100.HC - Introduction to Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals
  • IS-100.LE - Introduction to Incident Command System for Law Enforcement
  • IS-100.PW - Introduction to Incident Command System for Public Works Personnel
  • IS-100.SC - Introduction to Incident Command System for Schools

Description

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces ICS and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The Emergency Management Institute developed ICS 100, Introduction to ICS (IS-100) course, in collaboration with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • USFA - National Fire Programs Branch

Audience

Persons involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts.

NIMS Compliance

This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for I-100.

 

Basic ICS

ICS For Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (I-200)

The complexity of incident management, coupled with the growing need for multi-agency and multi-functional involvement on incidents, has increased the need for a single standard incident management system that can be used by all emergency response disciplines. Use of the Incident Command System (ICS) by public safety and private sector organizations across the country is increasing. ICS is now being used for a variety of applications including:

  • Fires (structural and wildland)
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Law Enforcement Operations
  • Search and Rescue Missions
  • Air, Ground and Water Accidents
  • Multi-casualty Incidents
  • Natural Disasters, e.g., tornadoes
  • Planned Events, e.g., parades

Course Overview

This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within ICS. This course also provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

Online versions available include:

IS-100 is a prerequisite to the I-200 / IS-200 course.

Topics

Training is comprised of the following lessons:

  • Unit 1: Course Overview
  • Unit 2: Leadership and Management
  • Unit 3: Delegation of Authority and Management by Objectives
  • Unit 4: Functional Areas and Positions
  • Unit 5: Briefings
  • Unit 6: Organizational Flexibility
  • Unit 7: Transfer of Command
  • Unit 8: Course Summary

Prerequisites

None

Suggested

ICS Orientation I-100

ICS Intermediate (I-300)

The complexity of incident management, coupled with the growing need for multi-agency and multi-functional involvement on incidents, has increased the need for a single standard incident management system that can be used by all emergency response disciplines. Institutionalizing the use of ICS is required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive #5.

Use of the Incident Command System by public safety and private sector organizations is the standard throughout the country. ICS is used in a variety of applications including:

  • Fires (structural and wildland)
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Law Enforcement Operations
  • Search and Rescue
  • Air, Ground and Water Accidents
  • Multi-Casualty Incidents
  • Natural Disasters; e.g., tornadoes
  • Planned Events, e.g., parades, concerts, etc.

For additional information and resources on the Incident Command System, visit our ICS website

Course Objectives

  1. Describe how the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Command and Management component supports the management of expanding incidents.
  2. Describe the incident/event management process for supervisors and expanding incidents as prescribed by the Incident Command System.
  3. Implement the incident management process on a simulated Type 3 incident.
  4. Develop an Incident Action Plan for a simulated incident.

This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System. This course focuses on management of expanding incidents.

Curriculum Structure and Topics

Unit 1 - Course Overview
Unit 2 - ICS Fundamentals Review
Unit 3 - Incident/Event Assessment and Incident Objectives
Unit 4 - Unified Command
Unit 5 - Incident Resource Management
Unit 6 - Planned Process
Unit 7 - Demobilization, Transfer of Command, and Closeout
Unit 8 - Course Summary

Prerequisites

The prerequisite to enroll in this course is completion of the ICS Basic (I-200) ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents. Information on the National Incident Management System and the IS-700 Introduction to NIMS course can be found on the FEMA website.

Who Should Attend

The target audience for this course is individuals who may assume a supervisory/management role in expanding (Type 3) incidents. Persons likely to assume these ICS supervisory positions would include senior personnel from emergency management, fire service, law enforcement, EMS, healthcare, education, military, and volunteer organizations active in disaster. To reference the New York State Preparedness Steering Committee guidance on NIMS training, click here.

Course Completion

An open book exam will be given at the end of the course. Participants who achieve a passing score on the exam will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course.

ICS Advanced (I-400)

The complexity of incident management, coupled with the growing need for multi-agency and multi-functional involvement on incidents, has increased the need for a single standard incident management system that can be used by all emergency response disciplines. Institutionalizing the use of ICS is required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive #5.

Use of the Incident Command System by public safety and private sector organizations is the standard throughout the country. ICS is used in a variety of applications including:

  • Fires (structural & wildland)
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Law Enforcement Operations
  • Search and Rescue
  • Air, Ground and Water Accidents
  • Multi-Casualty Incidents
  • Natural Disasters; e.g., tornadoes
  • Planned Events; e.g., parades, concerts, etc.

For additional information and resources on the Incident Command System, visit our ICS website.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the incident management process of command and general staff functions during complex incidents as prescribed by the Incident Command System.
  2. Describe the implementation of the incident management process on a complex incident.
  3. Describe the management and coordination process during multiple incidents.

This course is designed for senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or multi-agency coordination system.

Curriculum Structure and Topics

Unit 1: Course Overview
Unit 2: Fundamentals Review for Command and General Staff
Unit 3: Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management
Unit 4: Area Command
Unit 5: Multi-Agency Coordination
Unit 6: Course Summary

Prerequisites

The prerequisite to enroll in this course is completion of the ICS Intermediate (ICS-300) course. Information on the National Incident Management System can be found on the FEMA website.

Who Should Attend

ICS 400 provides training for senior personnel expected to perform in a management capacity in a major and/or complex incident environment (Types I and II), particularly as qualified Incident Management Team personnel, Area Command personnel, and Multi-Agency Coordination Group representatives. To reference the New York State Preparedness Steering Committee guidance on NIMS training, click here.

Course Completion

An open book exam will be given at the end of the course. Participants who achieve a passing score on the exam will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course.

ICS Overview for Executives / Senior Officials (ICS-402)

The complexity of incident management, coupled with the growing need for multi-agency and multi-functional involvement on incidents, has increased the need for a single standard incident management system that can be used by all emergency response disciplines. Use of the Incident Command System by public safety and private sector organizations across the country is increasing. ICS is now being used for a variety of applications including:

  • Fires (structural and wildland)
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Law Enforcement Operations
  • Search and Rescue Missions
  • Air, Ground and Water Accidents
  • Multi-casualty Incidents
  • Natural Disasters, e.g., tornadoes
  • Planned Events, e.g., parades

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide an orientation to the Incident Command System (ICS) for Executives and Senior Officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.).

Time

2 hours

Content Outline

This presentation includes the following major topics:

  • Part 1: What Is ICS?
  • Part 2: ICS Organization & Features
  • Part 3: Unified & Area Command
  • Part 4: Coordination & Incident Management Assessment
  • Part 5: ICS Preparedness

Course Completion

Due to the integrated nature of the training and to insure compliance with ICS development standards, participants must commit to attending all course sessions. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for executives, administrators, and policy makers.

Prerequisites

None

Suggested

None

 

William R.
Davis Jr.

Director