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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), public administration or fire science.

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://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0147.pdf PDF 145KB
Course Syllabus: https://nfa.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 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. 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.)

None.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
October 23 - 28, 2022 Vacancies Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 29, 2023 - February 3, 2023 Immediate vacancy Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 12 - 17, 2023 Vacancies Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 30, 2023 - May 5, 2023 Apply between 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 27, 2023 - September 1, 2023 Apply between 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland