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Emergency Medical Services: Incident Operations R0147

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, 3 semester hours in emergency medical services (EMS).

In this 6-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, strategy and tactics, and action plans.
  • EMS company operations.
  • Pre-incident preparation.
  • Incident organization.
  • Strategic command.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

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

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

  1. ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
  2. IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction."(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. (Certificate must be included with application.)

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 23 - 28, 2024 Vacancies Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 28, 2024 - August 2, 2024 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 8 - 13, 2024 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland