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Advanced Certificates in Incident Management

This program will prepare the individual to participate in the command and management structure of response to a localized emergency incident. The coursework will follow the objectives of the Federal ICS /NIMS. The coursework includes:


Introduction to Incident Command and NIMS (ICS 100-200-700)

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command and Unified Command Structure. Additionally, a look at incident management from various perspectives such as local fire departments, industrial settings, the Oklahoma City bombing, and others will be discussed. The student will work in an interactive program to prepare for future roles and responsibilities. Students will learn from the experiences of others.

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Introduction Organizational Roles, Resource Management and Unified Command (ICS 300)

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview and working knowledge of the organizational roles and responsibilities in ICS of the various positions. This course reviews the staffing fundamentals including deputies, assistants, technical specialists and agency representatives. This course further explores resources and resource management including how resources are identified and managed. The course will cover the material presented in the FEMA Incident Command course work, specifically ICS 300.

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Intermediate Incident Management (ICS 320)

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a functional look at implantation of an Incident Command System. Workshops are held for the command and general staff, operations and planning. ICS meetings and meeting protocols are reviewed along with various briefings associated with ICS. The course will cover the material presented in the USCG Incident Command course work, specifically ICS 320.

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Introduction to Area Command and Multi-agency Coordination  (ICS 400)

The purpose of this course is to provide training on resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. The course is targeted at senior personnel who are expected to perform at a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination entity. The course will cover the material presented in the FEMA Incident Command course work, specifically ICS 400.

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