EMS Functions in ICS W0166

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services
Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, one semester hour in public safety, emergency management, fire science, or emergency medical services.

In this two-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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0166.pdf PDF 216KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0166.pdf PDF 143KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

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


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.

IS-201 forms used for the development of the Incident Action Plan.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
November 14 - 15, 2020 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Dereck Baker
Training Coordinator
Virginia Department of Fire Programs

Course coordination plan
February 20 - 21, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Todd Dyche
Regional Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Jack Beall
Regional Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Karen Layton
Program Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Course coordination plan