Incident Command System (ICS) Training Course
The ICS is a management system designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure, designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management. A basic premise of ICS is that it is widely applicable. It is used to organize both near-term and long-term field-level operations for a broad spectrum of emergencies, from small to complex incidents, both natural and man-made. ICS is used by all levels of government – Federal, State, local, and tribal – as well as by many private-sector and non-governmental organizations. ICS is also applicable across disciplines.
There are many different levels of ICS training from basic to advanced. ICS training is also available for individual roles and functions within; incident command, supervisory and tactical levels. However the core training courses required to understand ICS are:
ICS 100 : Introduction to Incident Command
ICS 200 : Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
ICS 300 : Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
ICS 400 : Advanced ICS for Command & General Staff
ICS 100 Introduction to Incident Command
As an introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), this course 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). NOTE: in the Bruneian context, this equates the relationship between Company ICS structure and Brunei national specific national oil spill contingency plan (NOSCOP).
ICS 200 Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
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. This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the ICS. ICS 200 provides training and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses.
Personnel who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Tier 3 incidents.
- How National Incident Management System components support the management of an expanding incident
- Management process for supervisors and expanding incidents
- Implementing ICS for a Tier 3 incident
- Developing an Incident Action Plan (IAP)
- Simulated desktop exercise
ICS – 400 Advanced ICS for Command & General Staff
This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS 100, 200 & 300 courses.
Senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an area command or multi-agency coordination entity.
- How major incidents engender special management challenges
- Circumstances when an Area Command is established
- Circumstances in which Multi-Agency Coordination Systems are established