Incident Command Series (ICS)

ICS is a standardized and nationwide wide approach to handling incidents and events of all sizes and types. ICS incorporates various types of agencies, including law enforcement, EMS, Fire, and state/federal agencies, among others.

Incident Command System 100: Introduction to ICS

  • Description: This course is intended for those who need a basic understanding of the Incident Command System, including entry-level first responders. Topics include the history, features, principles, and organization structure of the Incident Command System.
  • Length: 8 Hours
  • Prerequisites: None

Incident Command System 200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

  • Description: This course builds upon the principles learned in ICS 100. Emphasis is placed on managing small incidents, delegation of authority, leadership, ICS application, and management by objectives. Intended for first-line supervisors.
  • Time: 13 Hours
  • Prerequisite: ICS 100

Incident Command System 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

  • Description: This course expands on previous ICS course work and application. Specific components of the course include using ICS for more advanced incidents, reporting procedures, development of Incident Action Plans, and the role of management. Intended for supervisors of expanding incidents.
  • Time: 18 Hours
  • Prerequisites: ICS 100 & 200; ICS experience

Incident Command System 400: Advanced ICS Command and General Staff

  • Description: This course is intended for senior management responsible for commanding complex incidents. Topics include multi-agency coordination, working with state/federal response agencies, area command, and challenges.
  • Time: 14 Hours
  • Prerequisites: ICS 100, 200, 300; NIMS 700, 800; Command/General Staff experience

Incident Command System 402: Overview for Executives/Senior Officials

  • Description: This course provides an overview of the Incident Command System (ICS) under the National Incident Management System used to manage incidents of all sizes across the country. Specific topics include the role senior officials hold during emergencies/incidents, policy and guidelines, legal basis, and financial/administrative implications.
  • Time: 2 Hours
  • Prerequisites: None (recommended to serve in executive capacity)