Emergency Medical Services: Incident Operations R0847

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), public administration, or fire science.
CEU’s 3.6
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0847.pdf PDF https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0847.pdf?.fileSize,

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0847.pdf PDF https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0847.pdf?.fileSize,

Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Upcoming offerings

September 10 - 15, 2017 | May 13 - 18, 2018 | View more

Course description

In this six-day course, EMS personnel/officers/supervisors review Incident Command System (ICS) and study proper incident command techniques for management of medium to large incidents involving multiple sick or injured patients. Topics covered include problem-solving and EMS functions within incident command, resource management, interagency and mutual aid, size-up and strategy, tactics and action plans, EMS company operations, preincident preparation, incident organization, and strategic command.

Selection criteria

Emergency response personnel with responsibilities to implement the initial and early expanding EMS functions of an ICS at medium- or large-sized incidents. In addition, prospective students must meet the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) eligibility requirements at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/programs/vip.html.


1. ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

2. IS-700 “National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction” (https://training.fema.gov/IS/).

3. IS-201 “Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan” (https://training.fema.gov/IS/) OR ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply September 10 - 15, 2017 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 13 - 18, 2018 Apply on 10/15/2017 - 12/15/2017 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None
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