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

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

This two-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.


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


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?
May 1 - 2, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Patrick Giacobbe
NFA State Training Program Manager
Florida Division of State Fire Marshal

Course coordination plan
June 26 - 27, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jack Smith
Ohio Fire Academy

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Filling out the various ICS forms was invaluable.