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Management and Planning of Specialized Operations for EMS P0168

Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services
Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is not an American Council on Education credit recommendation for this course.

The Management and Planning of Specialized Operations in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) course is a practical application of NIMS ICS-300 knowledge and skills focused on the EMS aspects. Students will produce Incident Action Plans for various event and incident types.

Topics addressed to enable the effective management of the EMS components of planned events and complex incidents include:

  • Identification of potential hazards.
  • Support of specialized operations (e.g., hazardous materials, law enforcement, public health, search and rescue incidents, dignitary visits and planned special events.)
  • Identifying resource needs and acquisition.
  • Development of Incident Action Plans.

Note: This course has an online mediated component in addition to the resident (on-campus) component. Access to the web-based classroom materials and capability to complete activity/homework assignments online is required both prior to and during the classroom portion.

Selection criteria

EMS officers who are responsible for management and planning for EMS responses and resources to planned events and complex incidents.

Personnel acting in, or on a promotion list for this rank, capacity, or responsibility will be considered with a letter from the agency head (Chief) stating such.


  1. Incident Command System (ICS) 100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online
  2. IS-700.B - An Introduction to the National Incident Management System.
  3. IS-800.C - National Response Framework, an Introduction.
  4. Completion of NFA class Emergency Medical Services: Incident Operations (R0147 or N0147).

Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed the ICS level 100, 200, 700.B and 800.C required training.

ICS-300-level training. Certificate must be submitted with application.

Post-course requirements