Incident Command training is offered for a variety of disciplines, including Federal Disaster Workers, Public Works, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Fire, EMS, Public/Private Security Organizations, Schools, Colleges, and Public Health. This course provides training for personnel who require a basic understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-100 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 target audience includes persons involved with emergency planning and response or recovery efforts. It is incumbent upon Federal, State, tribal, and local emergency management/response personnel to determine who within their organizations requires ICS-100 training, based on local incident management organizational planning.
Responder level—emergency response providers and disaster workers, entry level to managerial level, including emergency medical service personnel; firefighters; medical personnel; police officers; security officers; public health personnel; educational institutions, public work/utility personnel; and other emergency management response personnel.
Typically, all Federal, State, tribal, local, private-sector, and nongovernmental personnel at the following levels of responsibility in emergency management and incident response operations: all personnel that may respond to an incident, first-line supervisor, mid-level management and command and general staff.
• Purpose of ICS: Identify requirements to use ICS, three purposes of ICS, and common incident tasks.
• Basic Features of ICS: Describe the basic features of ICS.
• Incident Commander and Command Staff Functions: Describe the role and function of the incident commander and Command Staff.
• General Staff Functions: Describe the role and function of the Operations, Planning, Logistics and Finance/Administration sections.
• Facilities: Describe the six basic ICS facilities, identify facilities that may be located together, and identify facility map symbols.
• Common Responsibilities: Describe common mobilization responsibilities and common responsibilities at an incident, list individual accountability and responsibilities, and describe common demobilization responsibilities.
This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for ICS-100 as outlined in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program as published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.