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1 Incident Command System Training Guide Course description ICS Introduction to ICS is intended for personnel assigned to an incident or event who have a minimum requirement for understanding ICS. This module reviews the ICS organization, basic terminology, and common responsibilities. It will provide basic information about the Incident Command System to enable you to work in a support role at an incident or event, or to support an incident from an off-site location. This module may also be used as a pre-course study program by personnel who will be continuing their training to the advanced levels. There is no prerequisite for I-100. Target audience This is an orientation for entry level personnel assisting at an incident or event, persons working in support roles, and off-incident personnel who require a minimum of ICS understanding. Delivery method ICS 100 can be taken on line and completed in 2-3 hours, or class room delivery can be arranged by request, classroom delivery is approximately 6 hours in duration.

2 Instructional objectives At the conclusion of this self-study module, you should be able to do the following: List the five major organizational activities within the Incident Command System and explain their primary functions. Give the titles, and explain the duties of Command and General Staff members. Match organizational units to appropriate Operations, Planning, Logistics, or Finance Sections. Match supervisory titles with appropriate levels within the organization. Describe the terms used to name major incident facilities, and state the function of each Describe what an Incident Action Plan is and how it is used at an incident. Describe how span of control functions within the incident organization and in the use of resources. Describe the common responsibilities (general instructions) associated with incident or event assignments. Describe several applications for the use of ICS.

3 Course description ICS Incident Command System, I-200 introduces how the Incident Command System (ICS) is used to manage Single Resources and the management required for initial action incidents and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course builds on I-100, going into more detail of the features and principles and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. Course participants will be better prepared to function as an initial Incident Commander. At the successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of managing single resources and establishing command using the Incident Command System. This course is the second in a series of ICS courses designed to meet all-hazard, all-emergency ICS requirements for operational personnel. The objective for this course is for you to understand the Incident Command System organization appropriate to the complexity of the incident or event. An additional objective is to demonstrate the use of ICS to manage an initial action incident or event. Target Audience The target audience includes persons who may be first on the scene of an incident and be assigned to a supervisory position in a larger incident and ICS organization. The prerequisite for I-200 is successful completion of I-100. Delivery method and duration This course is classroom delivery, duration is 2 days

4 Instructional objectives ICS 200 Explain how the modular organization expands and contracts. Given a scenario, complete a complexity analysis. Define the five types of incidents Describe chain of command and formal communication relationships. Identify common leadership responsibilities. Describe Delegation of Authority Describe management by objectives. Describe the importance of preparedness plans and agreements Describe components of field, staff, and section briefings/meetings. Describe the process of transfer of command. List the essential elements of information involved in transfer of command: Conduct a transfer of command briefing.

5 ICS Intermediate ICS Expanding Incidents: Course description Underdevelopment Target audience The target audience for this course is individuals, who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or type 3 Staff positions may be activated, as well as Division /Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods. Delivery method and duration Classroom delivery, duration for this course is 2-3 days Instructional Objectives Under development

6 ICS Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff Complex Incidents Course description Under development Target audience This course is designed for persons 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 centre managers. Delivery method and duration This course is classroom delivery and 3 days in duration

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