Emergency Medical Services: Incident Operations R0147

Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services
Training Specialist

Michael Stern
301-447-1253

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
3.6
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in emergency medical services, public administration, or fire science.

In this six-day course, EMS personnel/officers/supervisors review the Incident Command System (ICS) and study proper incident command techniques for management of medium to large incidents involving multiple sick or injured patients.

Topics covered include:

  • Problem-solving and EMS functions within incident command.
  • Resource management and interagency and mutual aid.
  • Size-up and strategy and tactics and action plans.
  • EMS company operations.
  • Preincident preparation.
  • Incident organization.
  • Strategic command.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0147.pdf PDF 145KB
Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment Information
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0147.pdf PDF 192KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Emergency response personnel with responsibilities to implement the initial and early expanding EMS functions of an ICS at medium- or large-sized incidents.

Prerequisites

  1. ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
  2. IS-700 “National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction." (Course certificate must be included with application.)
  3. IS-201 “Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan”  OR ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents. (Course certificate must be included with application.)

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
October 25 - 30, 2020 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 17 - 22, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 28, 2021 - March 5, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 9 - 14, 2021 Apply on 10/15/2020 - 12/15/2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 15 - 20, 2021 Apply on 10/15/2020 - 12/15/2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

The ability to take "controlled risks" in training and learn from being in scenarios was invaluable. This course should be required for all front-line EMS supervisors that would find themselves in the role of medical command of a major incident.