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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

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.

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.


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
June 4 - 5, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Reid Vaughan
Director of Regional Services
Alabama Fire College

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

Tina Marie Ahlborg
Clerk Secretary
Rhode Island State Fire Training Academy

Mark St. Pierre

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

Terri Brooks
Administrative Officer I
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

Tom Cook
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

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

Dereck Baker
Training Coordinator
VA Department of Fire Programs

Jamey Brads
Training Chief
VA Department of Fire Programs

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

Gregory Kirkham
Training and Certification Specialist 1
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety/Office of Training and Certification

Karen Grant-Haber
Director – Fire Safety Training Program (Kean University)
Kean University Fire Safety Training Program

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Filling out the various ICS forms was invaluable.