Incident Command System

Incident Command System:

  • ICS is a standardized on-scene incident management concept designed specifically to allow responders to adopt an integrated organizational structure equal to the complexity and demands of any single incident or multiple incidents without being hindered by jurisdictional boundaries.
  • ICS was developed to manage rapidly moving wildfires and to address the following problems: 
    • Unclear lines of authority
    • Lack of reliable incident information
    • Different emergency response organizational structures
    • Too many people reporting to one supervisor
    • Inadequate and incompatible communications
    • Terminology differences among agencies; and Unclear or unspecified incident objectives
    • Lack of structure for coordinated planning among agencies

The following Incident Command System Courses:

  • ICS 100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • ICS 200 – Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
  • IS   230 - Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS   700 – National Incident Management System, An Introduction
  • IS   800 - National Response Framework
  • IS   907 - Active Shooter: What you can do?