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EMS Functions in ICS W0166

Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the lower-division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in emergency medical management.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

In this 2-day course, students will practice use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in coordination with other public safety responders.

As a follow-up to ICS-100 and ICS-200 training, this course will present scenarios requiring responders to structure their EMS resources within the guidance of National Incident Management System ICS as appropriate to the needs of the different incident types.

Through simulation and role-playing, students will demonstrate the implementation of EMS components in an ICS at incidents.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 109KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 143KB

Emergency response personnel with responsibilities to implement the initial EMS functions of an ICS at incidents.

  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. Independent Study (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.)

Upcoming offerings

Interested in attending a State or National Weekend Program course?

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Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 29 - 30, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Dave Belcher
Deputy Superintendent
Division of State Fire Marshal-Ohio Fire Academy
August 3 - 4, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
John Shafer
Indiana Fire Academy
Jim Campbell
NFA State Contact
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
John Shafer
Indiana Fire Academy
March 22 - 23, 2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Brian Benstead
Deputy Chief
NY Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Lucy Labriola-Cuffe
Deputy State Fire Administrator
NY Office of Fire Prevention and Control