Emergency Medical Services: Incident Operations R0147

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), public administration, or fire science.
CEU’s 3.6
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0147.pdf PDF 207KB https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0147.pdf PDF 206KB
Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Upcoming offerings

August 5 - 10, 2018 | October 21 - 26, 2018 | January 27, 2019 - February 1, 2019 | View more

Course description

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, interagency and mutual aid, size-up and strategy, tactics and action plans, EMS company operations, preincident preparation, incident organization, and strategic command.

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.


1. ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

2. IS-700 “National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction” (https://training.fema.gov/IS/).

3. IS-201 “Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan” (https://training.fema.gov/IS/) OR ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
Apply August 5 - 10, 2018 Immediate vacancy Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply October 21 - 26, 2018 Apply by 6/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply January 27, 2019 - February 1, 2019 Apply by 6/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 14 - 19, 2019 Apply on 10/15/2018 - 12/15/2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 15 - 20, 2019 Apply on 10/15/2018 - 12/15/2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None