PA-PEMA: ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents (OCT 2013)
This is a three (3) day course
As course material is now provided through electronic means it is highly recommended students bring a computer, capable of reading a USB flash drive, to the course. Please email the Course Contact for different media. Student manuals and other course material may be downloaded at any time from the PEMA web page (www.pema.state.pa.us) or click here to visit the download page.
The target audience for this course are individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents.
Note: During an expanding incident, some or all of the Command and General Staff positions may be activated, as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods.
This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.
IS-0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100;
IS-0200.b, Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents;
IS-0700.a, National Incident Management System, An Introduction; and
IS-0800.b, National Response Framework, An Introduction
Recommended Prerequisite: Experience using concepts and principles from ICS-100 and ICS-200 in a response or exercise
• Describe how the NIMS Command and Management component supports the management of expanding incidents.
• Describe the incident/event management process for supervisors and expanding incidents as prescribed by the Incident Command System (ICS).
• Implement the incident management process on a simulated expanding incident.
• Develop an Incident Action Plan for a simulated incident.
ICS Training and NIMS The National Incident Management System (NIMS) National Standard Curriculum: Training Development Guidance outlines the System's ICS concepts and principles, management characteristics, organizations and operations, organizational element titles, and recommendations for a model curriculum. It also provides an evaluation checklist for content that may be used to make sure that the training meets the "as taught by DHS" standard. The guidance document is available for download from the NIMS homepage at
The model NIMS ICS curriculum organizes four levels of training: ICS-100, Introduction to ICS; ICS-200, Basic ICS; ICS-300, Intermediate ICS; and ICS-400, Advanced ICS. ICS training provided by EMI, NFA, NWCG, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) follow this model.
According to the NIC, emergency management and response personnel already ICS trained do not need retraining if their previous training is consistent with the DHS standard. This would include ICS courses managed, administered, or delivered by EMI, NFA, NWCG, USDA, EPA, or USCG. Questions concerning NIMS and related training issues may be directed to: