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Introduction to Unified Command for All-Hazard Incidents W0609

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton
301-447-7687

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
1.2
ACE recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in emergency management.

This 2-day course is designed to provide Company Officers (COs) with a better understanding of multiagency needs and a Unified Command structure. The attendees will gain an understanding of the requirements of a Unified Command organization and provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively in complex incidents.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

The primary audience for the course is fire department COs, first responders, chief officers, and others who would function in a Command or General Staff position during a multiagency operation.

Further specification for the audience includes officers who have command responsibilities, are upwardly mobile and act in the position of a command officer, would function in a Command or General Staff position during a Unified Command operation, and are initially responsible for setting up the Incident Command organization.

Prerequisites

Incident Command System (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.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 4 - 5, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Reid Vaughan
Director of Regional Services
Alabama Fire College
205-343-7414
rvaughan@alabamafirecollege.org

Course coordination plan
July 9 - 10, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Tina Marie Ahlborg
Clerk Secretary
Rhode Island State Fire Training Academy
401-667-3777
tina.ahlborg@dbr.ri.gov

Mark St. Pierre
Chief/Coordinator
401-767-9514
msp9551@aol.com

Course coordination plan
July 30 - 31, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Terri Brooks
Administrative Officer I
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
717-247-3747
tebrooks@pa.gov

Tom Cook
Administrator
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
717-247-3741
thomcook@pa.gov

Course coordination plan
March 18 - 19, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Dereck Baker
Training Coordinator
VA Department of Fire Programs
540-409-7397
dereck.baker@vdfp.virginia.gov

Jamey Brads
Training Chief
VA Department of Fire Programs
804-249-1990
jamey.brads@vdfp.virginia.gov

Course coordination plan
April 29 - 30, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Kent Neiswender
Training and Certification Specialist 2
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety/Office of Training and Certification
609-341-3473
kent.neiswender@dca.nj.gov

Gregory Kirkham
Training and Certification Specialist 1
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety/Office of Training and Certification
609-633-6424
Gregory.Kirkham@dca.nj.gov

Karen Grant-Haber
Director – Fire Safety Training Program (Kean University)
Kean University Fire Safety Training Program
908-737-3062
kgrant@kean.edu

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Filling out the various ICS forms was invaluable.