ICS is an internationally recognized incident management system that allows governments, Corporations and First responders to work together at emergency incidents regardless of the complexity and size.
The system has evolved over 35 years of practical application and is now considered ‘best practice’ across North America. Endorsed by the Federal and Provincial Governments of Canada and the US, it has been used at all recent major emergencies throughout North America.
- Explain the principles and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS)
- Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS) management characteristics that are the foundation of the ICS
- Describe the ICS functional areas and the roles of the Incident Commander and Command Staff
- Describe the General Staff roles within ICS
- Identify how NIMS management characteristics apply to ICS for a variety of roles and discipline areas