Incident Command System

 

COURSE OVERVIEW:

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized on-site management system designed to enable effective, efficient incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure. The key     element of any Incident Command model is that there is a single person in charge of the incident. And, that this person is responsible for the overall command of the incident and the establishment of the goals and objectives at the scene. This allows the efficient utilization of all resources when dealing with an emergency while performing the response in a controlled and well-organized    manner. Finally, the risks to Team Members and other personnel are minimized when the Incident Command System is in place.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:

Upon completion of this topic, the student will understand the purpose of, and be able to function under, an Incident Command System.

 

ENABLING OBJECTIVES

Based on the information presented in the classroom and in the student guide, the student will be able to:

* Describe the functions of the Incident Command System.

* Identify the Strategic Goals

* Explain the Command Function

* Complete needed documentation

 

AREAS/TOPICS:

* Incident Command System - Getting Organized

* Emergency Response - An Attitude

* Modular Organization - Expanding to Meet the Requirements

* Common Terminology - Communications Among the Responders

* Incident Action Plan - Where to Start

* Span-of-Control - Limits to Personnel Management

* Unified Command - Joining Forces

* Incident Facilities - Where Responders Meet

* Resource Management - Handling People and Equipment

 

 

DURATION: 3 Days

COST: US$1,800.00

GROUP SIZE: 10