SPFS 024 : Incident Command System (ICS)

SPFS 024 : Incident Command System (ICS)

  • course description:

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

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Familiar with ICS applications, organizational principles, and elements.
    - Familiar with positions and responsibilities, facilities and functions, and planning.
    - Identify three purposes of the ICS, and requirements to use ICS.
    - Describe the basic features of ICS and select the correct ICS terminology for facilities.
    - Identify common tasks related to personal accountability.
    - Identify the five major ICS management functions.
    - Identify the position titles associated with the Command Staff.
    - Describe the role and function of the Incident Commander.
    - Describe the role and function of the Command Staff.
    - Identify Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance/Administration Section.
    - Define and list the advantages of Unified Command.
    - Identify the primary features and differentiate between command and coordination.
    - Describe the steps to take to ensure you are ready to assume ICS responsibilities.
    - Assess your organization's readiness for implementing ICS.

  • Course outlines:

    - ICS Overview.
    - ICS Features and Principles.
    - Incident Commander and Command Staff Functions.
    - General Staff Functions.
    - Unified Command.
    - Integration of ICS Learning Components.

  • practical aspects of the course:


  • who should attend?

    - Entry level first responders & disaster workers.
    - Emergency Medical Service personnel.
    - Firefighters.
    - Hospital staff.
    - Law Enforcement personnel.
    - Public Health personnel.
    - Public Works/Utility personnel.
    - Skilled Support Personnel.
    - Other emergency management response.
    - Support, volunteer personnel at all levels.

  • duration:

    3 Days


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