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Command and General Staff Functions for Local Incident Management Teams O0337

Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Delivery type

6-day off-campus

ACE recommendation

There is no American Council on Education credit recommendation for this course.

Please note: This course is scheduled and delivered through your state's fire training agency. Please contact your state fire training agency for more information.

This course presents training to a designated team of fire, emergency medical services, public works, public health, law enforcement and other agencies as necessary. While typically from a larger and generally more populated area with a single jurisdiction (city, county or region), the team may be composed of members from several jurisdictions to fill all billets. They would be activated to manage an incident requiring a significant number of local and mutual-aid resources.

The course is intended to be delivered as "team training" to an entire local Incident Management Team. The aspects associated with training as a team are critical for effective coordination and decision-making under high-stress, dynamic situations such as those during emergency incidents. It is understood, however, that there are occasions where all team members may not be able to train together and occasions when new/additional team members need to receive training.

Recommended: Personnel assigned to fill a position on the Command and General Staff to manage an incident or planned event. Participants will have demonstrated working knowledge of the ICS and have previously participated in the development of Incident Action Plans.

  1. Completion of Independent Study (IS)-700.
  2. Completion of IS-800.
  3. Completion of Incident Command System (ICS)-100 and ICS-200 or equivalent.

Examples of ICS-100 and ICS-200 are the National Fire Academy's (NFA's) "ICS-100: An Introduction to the Incident Command System" (Q0462) and "ICS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response" (Q0463), both available at no cost through NFA Online, or the NFA's 2-day course “Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service” (F/W0376).