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Incident Command

Environmental Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Course Length

8 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

This course meets the requirements of 29 CFR part 1910.120 by providing incident command training for persons who manage and oversee emergency response incidents. This course provides participants with the background and development of Incident Command Systems (ICS). The Incident Command System is the standard for emergency management across the country and is designed to be interdisciplinary and organizationally flexible. The course also goes into the application of ICS and its role as a key feature of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. This course is not only NIMS compliant but is designed to meet the mandate of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 (HSPD-5) directed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Understand the protocols of managing emergencies utilizing the Incident Command System.
  2. Initiate and manage a wide range of emergency response techniques for incidents more effectively.
  3. Assume Incident Command and delegate authority among responders.
  4. Establish Incident Command facilities or posts.
  5. Provide organization for emergency situations.
  6. Solve complex problems that arise during emergencies.

Course Outline

  1. What is ICS and NIMS
  2. The ICS Process
  3. Leadership
  4. Management
  5. Delegation of Authority
  6. Functional Areas
  7. Postings
  8. Briefings.
  9. Organizational Flexibility
  10. Assuming and Transfer of Command
  11. Problem Solving and Decision-Making Exercises