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ICS Course Details

ICS stands for Incident Command System
ICS is part of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

All ICS courses do not have an expiration date and do not have to be renewed.  However, this information and material changes often, so taking courses every few years as a refresher is recommended.

All ICS courses feature digital course materials that can be downloaded here, and on the main course page.

IS-100

Course Overview

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (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 its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the principles and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Describe the NIMS management characteristics that are the foundation of the ICS.
  • Describe the ICS functional areas and the roles of the Incident Commander and Command Staff.
  • Describe the General Staff roles within ICS.
  • Identify how NIMS management characteristics apply to ICS for a variety of roles and discipline areas.

Primary Audience

The target audience includes persons involved with emergency planning, and response or recovery efforts.


Prerequisites

-None

-Students must have a FEMA SID Number

IS-200

Course Overview

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.  The Emergency Management Institute developed ICS its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United State Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch
Note: IS-200.b is an updated version of the IS-200 course. If you have successfully completed IS-200 or IS-200.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

NIMS Compliance

This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for IS-200.


Primary Audience

Persons involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts.


Prerequisites
-IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System is required.
-Completion of IS 700.A, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.
-Students must have a FEMA SID Number

ICS-300

Course Overview

ICS-300 provides an in-depth focus on the NIMS Incident Command System (ICS) that includes the tools, practices and procedures that are available in ICS to effectively manage emergency incidents or planned events. Expanding upon ICS-100 and ICS-200, this course ensures that responders understand the basic ICS concepts that allow an incident management organization to expand and contract as needed to fit the incident and maintain its operational effectiveness.


Specific Course Topics

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Initial response activities
  • Staffing and organizing
  • Relationships and interactions with staff and other stakeholders
  • Executive level interactions
  • Command’s direction
  • Exercise Learning Components
  • Meetings, Briefings and Support Activities
  • IAP Prep and Approval
  • Executing Plan and Assessing Progress
  • External Coordination
  • Transitioning and Demobilization


Target Audience

Responders who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents, such as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.


Prerequisites

-IS-100

-IS-200

-IS-700

-IS-800

-Students must have a FEMA SID Number

ICS-400

Course Overview

ICS-400 provides training and resources for responders who require advanced application of the ICS by providing overall incident management skills rather than tactical expertise. Expanding upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses, ICS-400 emphasizes large-scale organizational development, roles and relationships of the command and general staff, and planning, operational, logistical and fiscal considerations related to large and complex incident and event management. The course also describes the application of Area Command and the importance of interagency coordination on complex incidents and events.


Specific Course Topics

  • Fundamentals review for Command and General Staff
  • Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management
  • Area Command
  • Multiagency Coordination (MAC)


Target Audience

Responders who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers  for expanding or Type 3 incidents.


Prerequisites

-IS-100

-IS-200

-IS-700

-IS-800

-ICS-300

-Students must have a FEMA SID Number

ICS-402

Course Overview

Designed for executives, administrators and policy makers, ICS for Executives introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) concepts and provides an orientation for executive understanding and participation in ICS. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System, including relationships between the Incident Commanders and Agency Executives.


Specific Course Topics

  • Basic concepts, organization, and terminology of Incident Command System (ICS)
  • ICS applications
  • Role of an Executive/Senior Official relative to the ICS
  • Major responsibilities of an Executive/Senior Official as related to an incident
  • Functional responsibilities of the Command and General Staffs
  • Issues that influence incident complexity and the tools available to analyze complexity
  • Differences between on-incident ICS organizations and activities and the activities accomplished by Emergency Operations       Centers (EOCs), Area Commands, and Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS)
  • Types of agency(ies) policies and guidelines that influence management of incident or event activities


Target Audience

Executives and Senior Officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) who establish or implement policy, but who are normally not part of the on-scene ICS organization.


Prerequisites

-None

G0191

Course Overview

The course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC characteristics, responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on activities and group discussions to formulate an interface.


Course objectives

  • Describe ICS principles.
  • Using scenarios, analyze the ICS and EOC systems and identify potential interface issues.
  • Describe Multi-Agency Coordination/EOC principles.
  • Identify the authorities, responsibilities, interests, needs, and assets of ICS and EOC during emergency operations.
  • Apply ICS/EOC interface concepts in a classroom activity situation.
  • Begin developing an ICS/EOC interface action plan for your community.


Target Audience

ICS and EOC personnel, anyone with a role in an EOC.


Prerequisites

-IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

-IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

-Students must have a FEMA SID Number