PA-PEMA: G402 Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Executives and Senior Officials (Safe Schools)
 Course ID: 1067679
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
(No cost for PEMA classes.)
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: PEMA Certificate v2 SEP 2016
Course Description: 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:

  1. Describe the ICS.
  2. Describe the various ways ICS can be applied.
  3. Define the role of an Executive/Senior Official, relative to the ICS.
  4. Describe the major responsibilities of an Executive/ Senior Official as related to an incident.
  5. Demonstrate basic familiarity with ICS terminology.
  6. Describe the basic organization of ICS and know the functional responsibilities of the Command and General Staffs.
  7. Describe issues that influence incident complexity and the tools available to analyze complexity.
  8. 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).
  9. Explain the administrative, logistical, financial, and reporting implications of large incident operations.
  10. Describe the sources of information regarding the incident and how to access them.
  11. Describe types of agency(ies) policies and guidelines that influence management of incident or event activities.
  12. 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.

Subject Area(s):
Health / Risk Communications
Education/Training/Exercises/Drills
Emergency Management
Audience(s):
Educators / Trainers
Emergency Responders / Receivers
Teacher / Faculty
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services
Background/Role(s):
Administrative Support Staff
Administrators / Directors / Managers
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions: All attendees must be at least eighteen years of age.
Sponsor: PEMA Safe Schools
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Description: Pennsylvania State Training Officer
Name: Bill Dunlap
Phone: (717) 651-2256
email: widunlap@pa.gov
URL:
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May 22, 2017
INSTRUCTOR'S ACTUAL STORIES WERE VERY EYE OPENING.
 
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May 10, 2017
I definitely thought this course was a valuable overview for municipal officials so that they are aware of basic need to know info.
 
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March 29, 2017
Excellent overview of ICS
 
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