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IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 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.

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 IS-200.c – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

Course Overview

IS200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, reviews the Incident Command System (ICS), provides the context for ICS within initial response, and supports higher level ICS training. This course provides training on, and resources for, personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within ICS.
The Emergency Management Institute developed 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.c is an updated version of the IS-200 course. If you have successfully completed IS-200.b or IS-200.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

Primary Audience

Persons involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts.

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IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

IS-700 Class

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community – all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector – to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and identify the key concepts, principles, scope, and applicability underlying NIMS.
  • Describe activities and methods for managing resources.
  • Describe the NIMS Management Characteristics.
  • Identify and describe Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structures.
  • Explain Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions, common models for staff organization, and activation levels.
  • Explain the interconnectivity within the NIMS Management and Coordination structures: ICS, EOC, Joint Information System (JIS), and Multiagency Coordination Groups (MAC Groups).
  • Identify and describe the characteristics of communications and information systems, effective communication, incident information, and communication standards and formats.

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IS-800.C: National Response Framework, an Introduction

Course Overview

This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with the National Response Framework and the ways it is applied in actual response situations.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the students will be able to describe how the National Response Framework is applied to manage all-hazards response.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to describe:

  • the purpose, scope, organization, and underlying doctrine of the National Response Framework (NRF).
  • the Response roles and responsibilities of all elements of the whole community.
  • core capabilities for Response and the actions required to deliver those capabilities.
  • coordinating structures and operational planning used to support emergency response.
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