This course focuses on the importance of developing and operating as a functional U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT).This course meets the needs of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Framework (NRF).
This course will assist individual responders to perform as viable team members by:
- Demonstrating the goals of NIMS and NRF.
- Emphasizing the nature and purpose of a USFA Type 3 AHIMT so that others in the community and emergency services are more willing and able to assist within various components of their local USFA Type 3 AHIMT.
- Demonstrating the critical role that leadership and teamwork skills play in the success of a USFA Type 3 AHIMT.
- Providing a basic framework for building and maintaining critical interpersonal communications and working together as a team member of a USFA Type 3 AHIMT.
- Offering practical experience of on-scene operations through extensive exercises and simulations, as well as through post-course refresher training, by providing students with the opportunity to perform as members of a USFA Type 3 AHIMT during a mock incident management situation.
This course is intended to be
taught at the introductory level for participation on an All-Hazards Incident
Management Team. Students in this course should include all interdisciplinary
emergency response personnel, such as fire protection and law enforcement
personnel, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, staff members of
departments of public works and departments of public health, emergency
management, mass care, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and members of
various community and tribal groups offering critical emergency response
Incident Command System
(ICS)-100-level, ICS-200-level training, ICS-300-level training, IS-700.B and
IS 800.C. Preferred course is ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System,
Command and General Staff. Chief's signature on application attests that the
applicant has completed the required training.