G-402: Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Executives/Senior Officials
Course Description: The goal of this course is to familiarize elected officials, city/county/school managers, and agency/school administrators with Incident Command System (ICS) principles and their role in supporting incident management.
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.
At the completion of this course students will be able to:
- Describe the ICS.
- Describe the various ways ICS can be applied.
- Define the role of an Executive/Senior Official, relative to the ICS.
- Describe the major responsibilities of an Executive/ Senior Official as related to an incident.
- Demonstrate basic familiarity with ICS terminology.
- Describe the basic organization of ICS and know the functional responsibilities of the Command and General Staffs.
- Describe issues that influence incident complexity and the tools available to analyze complexity.
- Describe the differences between on-incident ICS organizations and activities and the activities accomplished by Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs), Area Commands, and Multiagency Coordination Systems (MACS).
- Explain the administrative, logistical, financial, and reporting implications of large incident operations.
- Describe the sources of information regarding the incident and how to access them.
- Describe types of agency(ies) policies and guidelines that influence management of incident or event activities.
- Describe National Incident Management System (NIMS) preparedness actions that Executives/Senior Officials should ensure are taking place in their jurisdictions.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) preparedness, which provides details on the processes used to manage a response, will be explained as it relates to the ICS. NIMS defines what needs to be done to prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from a major event.
Target Audience: The target audience for this course consists of elected officials, city/county/school managers, and agency/school administrators who need an introduction to the ICS.