Course Summary
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2 days (14 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 emergency management


The course objective is to prepare students to coordinate with response partners and direct an incident through a common set of objectives, strategies, and a single Incident Action Plan (IAP).

Learning Outcomes:

  • demonstrate and implement the Incident Command System (ICS) and describe the use of Incident Management Teams (IMTs) at major incidents
  • understand the importance of pre-incident planning for major and catastrophic incidents, the operation of a Unified Command organization, and the concept of Area Command
  • understand a basic Incident Action Plan (IAP)
  • understand a Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) and the operation of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as they relate to the management of all-hazard incidents
  • identify federal assets and their role in response to Unified Command at all-hazard incidents

General Course Topics:

  • Incident Command System (ICS) review and incident management teams (IMTs)
  • Preplanning
  • Unified command and area command
  • The planning process
  • Incident action plan (IAP) development
  • Multi-agency coordination systems
  • Federal response to all hazard unified command incidents
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials