Incident Management & Preparedness Training

Incident Command System

The Incident Management & Preparedness Directorate recommends that you take the following courses in the order listed.


            IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction (**) 

This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.


IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction (***)

 The course introduces the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.


IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 (**)

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.

IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (**)

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

ICS-210 Initial Incident Commander

ICS-210 is a course designed for Single Resource Leader Incident Commanders. Based on the ICS-300 course but condensed and focused on initial incident assessment, initial incident management (includes assuming command, organization, and execution), and development and use of ICS forms.  
ICS 210 is available through the Auxiliary Learning Management System - Course Code 502325. When you complete ICS 210 you will not need to do anything, completion is entered in your training record 5 to 10 days after you take the course. But - keep the passing score Email just in case (and the system keeps a record of your completion as well).

ICS 300 : Intermediate ICS - Instructor/Classroom Led Course (18 Hours or 32 Hour USCG Course). Any offering that meets the National Incident management Systems Core Curriculum is acceptable for qualification purposes.  However, if you wish to pursue a USCG position specific PQS then you will need to complete the USCG ICS-300(a) course.  The Coast Guard version of this course is process based and will require the students to work from initial response through two full planning cycles and develop two incident action plans.  Prerequisite is ICS-200. (**)  If member works in an Incident Command Post (ICP).

(**)      Required for USCG Mandated Training

(***)     Encouraged Optional Training