ICS 100 (I-100) Introductory Course
ICS 100 Introduction Course - Outline
1.0 Course Overview & Objectives
2.0 Introduction to the Incident Command (management) System
3.0 Main Components of ICS
4.0 IC Roles and Command Functions
5.0 General Section Staff Functions
6.0 ICS Facilities and Identification
7.0 Common Responsibilities
8.0 Short Quiz
This is a self-study course which is comprised of the student reading the material, and completing the “Practice Questions”. There is a short quiz to be completed to achieve certification. The exam consists of True/False and Multiple Choice questions which are randomly chosen (by the computer) from a large “question bank.” No two exams are the same. Upon successful completion of the exam, the “student” will be able to print off a Certificate of Completion. This certificate will also immediately be emailed to the student. In the event a printer is not available at the time of completion - the certificate may be printed at a later time. A wallet card sized certificate is also attached.
For a small, extra fee, we can also mail an extra wallet card.
There are four main ICS courses in the ICS training program. There are many other related courses that an individual may wish to research and explore further.
1) ICS-100 INTRODUCTION
2) ICS-200 BASIC
3) ICS-300 INTERMEDIATE
4) ICS-400 ADVANCED
It is the ICS-100 Introduction Course now being presented.
Upon successful completion of this course the participant will have:
- a brief knowledge of the history of ICS
- a working knowledge of the basic ICS Flow of Command (chart)
- an understanding of the Command and Staff functions
- an understanding of the General Staff Functions
When you complete this course you will have a good understanding of the flow chart on the blackboard below / Incident Command Management Structure
The numbers will have more meaning when we discuss Span-Of-Control further in the course.
History & Broad Definition
The Incident Command System (ICS) was developed in the United States during the 1970's and is a semi-military emergency management organizational structure. ICS helps to standardize an administrative / management structure for dealing with a wide scope of disasters in wide and diverse administrative jurisdictional regions of the United States, Canada, and other international countries.
It also helps to standardize common terminology and communication systems.
Incident - this is an unplanned emergency disaster that has or may result in loss of life, property or both.
Event - this is a planned operation of a non-emergency nature, such as a conference, parade, or a wedding. A planned event was not the original purpose of the ICS - however, we mention events to demonstrate the flexibility of the Incident Command System.
- major conventions
- oil spills
- train derailments
- terrorist attack
... and the list to the left can go on and on ... you can probably think of many more situations where ICS could be used.
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