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EM 196 Advanced Incident Command System (ICS)

What You Get: Over 77 unit pages, maps, and forms in the course files.

See some Sample Test Questions

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION

About This Course
Objectives
Course Materials
Summary and Transition

UNIT 2: ICS UNIFIED COMMAND

Introduction and Overview
Background
Unified Command
Policies, Objectives, and Strategies
Organization
Resources
Operations
Planning
Logistics
Finance/Administration
Advantages of Unified Command
Unified Command Applications
Incidents that Affect More Than One Political Jurisdiction
Incidents Involving Multiple Agencies Within the Same Political Jurisdiction
Incidents That Involve Several Political and Functional Agencies
Features of a Unified Command Organization
A Single Integrated Incident Organization
Shared Facilities
A Single Planning Process and Incident Action Plan
Shared Planning, Logistics, and Finance/Administration Sections
Single Resource Ordering
Guidelines for Use of a Unified Command
Functioning under a Unified Command
Small-Group Exercise: Unified Command
Unit Summary

UNIT 3: MAJOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Introduction and Overview
Problems in Major Incident Management
Characteristics of Major Incidents
How Major Incidents Develop
How Major Incidents Are Classified
Major Incident Management Organizations
Managing Multiple Incidents with a Single ICS Organization
Dividing a Single Incident into Two Incidents
Expanding ICS Planning Capability
Expanding the ICS Organization to Divide the Operations or Logistics Section
Small-Group Exercise: Major Incident Management
Unit Summary

UNIT 4: ICS AREA COMMAND

Introduction and Overview
What is Area Command?
Definition
Chain of Command and Reporting Relationships
What Does Area Command Do?
Area Command Responsibility
Providing Management Authority
Ensuring a Clear Understanding of Incident-Related Expectations, Intentions, and Constraints
Establishing Critical Resource Priorities Among Incidents
Ensuring Appropriate Personnel Assignments
Ensuring Effective Communication
Coordinating the Demobilization and Reassignment of Resources
Area Command Use
The Need for Area Command
Establishing Area Command
Locating the Area Command
Responsibilities of Key Area Command Personnel
Area Commander (Unified Area Commander)
Area Command Planning Section Chief
Area Command Logistics Section Chief
Small-Group Exercise: Area Command
Unit Summary

UNIT 5: ICS MULTI-AGENCY COORDINATION

Introduction and Overview
Improving Multi-Agency Coordination
Accomplishing Multi-Agency Coordination
Multi-Agency Relationships
EOCs and MACS
Comparison of MACS Terms and Concepts
Intergovernmental Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS)
Activating MACS
The Decision to Establish a MACS
MACS Locations
MAC Groups
MACS Positions
MAC Group Coordinator
MAC Group Agency Representatives
Situation Assessment Unit
Resources Unit
Information Unit
Small-Group Exercise: Multi-Agency Coordination
MACS Functions
Situation Assessment
Incident Priority Determination
Critical Resource Acquisition and Allocation
Coordination Among Agencies and/or Jurisdictions
Information Dissemination
Intergovernmental Decisionmaking
Coordination of Local, State, and Federal Assistance
ICS in EOCs or MACS
Unit Summary

Appendix A: Advanced ICS Checklists

Appendix B Tabletop Exercise

Appendix C Tabletop Answers

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

The number of tactical resources and span-of-control situations heavily influence the build-up of the:

a. Planning Section.
b. Operations Section.
c. Logistics Section.
d. Finance/Administration Section.

The most qualified person from the jurisdiction or agency with the greatest involvement serves as the Operations Section Chief under a/an:

a. Area command.
b. Incident complex.
c. Unified command.
d. Multi-Agency Coordination System.

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