Incident Command System
This program covers the basic underpinning knowledge and initial response actions expected to be undertaken by personnel who are designated as being members of a support team during an emergency situation in the workplace. It is designed to identify warning signs, prevent or minimise negative impacts of an incident and communicate the situation to all relevant parties such as the workplace Manager/Supervisor/Security and those nearest the location of the situation.
Course Aim & Objectives
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
• Explain the principles and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS).
• Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS) characteristics that are the foundation of the
Incident Command System (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.
This course will introduce students to the Incident Command System (ICS). The overall course goal is to promote effective response by:
• Familiarizing you with the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System principles used to manage incidents.
• Preparing you to coordinate with response partners from all levels of government and the private sector. The course is based on conventional FEMA ICS guidance but with a focus on the application of ICS principles to Incidents within Industry.
The course is based on conventional FEMA ICS guidance but with a focus on the application of ICS principles to Incidents within Industry.