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IS-400 Advanced ICS Command and General Staff; Complex Incidents, EMI Course Number: G400

This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course is intended to train personnel who may be assigned to large incidents in the critical aspects of major incident management and area command. Topics include unified command, major incident management, area command and multi-agency coordination.

The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity. Specifically, command and general staff, agency administrators, department heads, emergency managers, areas commander and Multi-Agency Coordination System/Emergency Operations Center managers.

This course is designed to increase the participant's knowledge and understanding of the inherent flexibility of the Incident Command System to manage major or complex incidents. Utilizing lectures and small group activities, participants will acquire the ability to organize and manage major or complex incidents. The material covered during the course includes command and general staff duties and responsibilities, unified command, major incident management and area command structures.

This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. These earlier courses are prerequisites for ICS-400

Course Objectives:

  • Explain how major incidents engender special management challenges.
  • Describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established.
  • Describe the circumstances in which multi-agency coordination systems are established.

The training is comprised of the following lessons:

  • Course Overview
  • Fundamentals Review for Command and General Staff.
  • Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management.
  • Area Command.
  • Multi-agency Coordination.
  • Course Summary.
  • Table Top Exercise to facilitate hands-on Incident/Event Assessments, Incident Objectives and Incident Action Planning.

Course Length:
Minimum course length for actual instructor-led classroom: 14 hours.

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