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Command and General Staff Functions for Local Incident Management Teams O0337

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.
Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.

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 comprised 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.

Selection criteria

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 Incident Command System (ICS) and have previously participated in the development of Incident Action Plans.


  1. Completion of IS-700.
  2. Completion of IS-800.
  3. Completion of ICS-100 and ICS-200 or equivalent.

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

Post-course requirements