ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200)
This course 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, either temporarily or for the duration of the incident.
All persons involved with emergency planning, 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-200 training, based on local incident management planning.
Typically, all Federal, State, tribal, local, private-sector, and nongovernmental personnel at the following levels of responsibility in emergency management and incident response operations: first-line supervisor, mid-level management and command and general staff.
• Leadership and Management: Describe the chain of command and formal communication relationships, identify common leadership responsibilities, describe span of control and modular development, and describe the use of position titles.
• Delegation of Authority and Management by Objectives: Describe scope of authority and the process by which authority is delegated. Management by objectives must be described and explained.
• Functional Areas and Positions: Identify the ICS tools to manage an incident, demonstrate the function of organizational positions within ICS, and demonstrate the use of an ICS 201 form.
• Briefings: Give an operational briefing and describe components of field, staff and section briefings.
• Organizational Flexibility: Explain how the modular organization expands and contracts, complete a complexity analysis given a specific scenario, define the five types of incidents, and describe the importance of preparedness plans and agreements.
• Transfer of Command: List the essential elements of information involved in transfer of command and describe a transfer-of-command process.
This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for ICS-200 as outlined in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program as published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.