ICS (IS-100) 

Introduction Incident Command System

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ICS 100 (IS-100.C) – Introduction Incident Command System

The importance of providing clear and consistent guidance to communities on incident management planning, response and recovery issues is critical. FEMA recognizes that effective planning and management of incident issues requires extensive training and experience. You will need a DETRAIN account and link with a FEMA student profile. Alternatively, this course may be taken directly on the FEMA site via FEMA’s ISP courses.

Course Overview:

  • IS-100.C: 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.

Please send us your certification so we can keep your profile up-to-date. Contact RespondDE directly or FEMA’s training website if you would like additional information.


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