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Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100, for Higher Education


Course Description:
ICS 100.HE, Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course uses the same objectives and content as other ICS courses with higher education examples and exercises.

Course Objectives:
At the completion of this course, you should be familiar with:

  • ICS applications in incidents at higher education institutions
  • ICS organizational principles and elements
  • ICS position and responsibilities
  • ICS facilities and functions
  • ICS planning.

In addition, you will learn the steps you should take to be accountable for your actions during an incident.

Primary Audience:
The primary audience includes persons involved with emergency planning, response and/or recovery efforts for higher education institutions.

Completion of IS 700A, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.

Course Length:
Minimum course length for actual instructor-led classroom: approximately 8 classroom hous.

NIMS Compliance:

This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for I-100.

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