Program C (IC)
Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC)
Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works
Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) is a three-day course that provides management-level responders with knowledge of how decisions made by responders from various disciplines can impact the handling of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) incident. The importance of planning and training for a CBRNE incident response is stressed to participants, thus the course incorporates preparedness planning considerations and incident management concepts to train participants to serve as members of an incident management team. Participants are immersed in a curriculum that will promote development of their abilities to evaluate the threat, identify and prioritize probable targets, measure required capabilities, and discuss the Incident Response Plan (IRP) and Incident Action Plan (IAP) processes. The course culminates with a real-time, scenario-driven tabletop exercise that requires participants to apply concepts learned during the course to plan for and manage emergency response resources.
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
- identify responsibilities of personnel within the incident command system;
- establish the initial command, perform a needs assessment, and institute accountability, life safety, scene stabilization, and property conservation measures;
- establish a relationship between the Incident Commander (IC) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC);
- conduct a target vulnerability assessment that results in an accurate jurisdiction vulnerability rating for a CBRNE scenario;
- identify and prioritize probable targets, measure required capabilities, and develop a local IAP for a CBRNE incident; and
- identify the government agencies and private sector resources that may offer assistance during a CBRNE incident
IC is designed for responders who currently or may have to work in a supervisory capacity. To be eligible to attend IC, candidates must have also successfully completed the IS-700.a, IS-100.b, and IS-200.b courses offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
- International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET): 2.4
- Police Officer Standards and Training (POST; approved per state): 24