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.
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