Incident Management & Preparedness Training

TRAINING NOTE:  The completion of these FEMA courses DOES NOT meet the USCG position specific PQS requirements.  You must still complete the USCG PQS.  


Advanced Professional Development Series

This course builds on the Professional Development Series. The APDS emphasizes applied skills in disaster operations, management and coordination. Courses include practical skills from the whole spectrum of emergency management and disaster duties.

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards. The NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

The primary goal of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is to provide advanced level training needed by personnel responsible for managing incidents of greater complexity than those typically encountered during routine operations. This training is designed to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for Command and General Staff and selected Unit Leader positions.

Competencies in the training are focused around the ability of the student to assume specific position responsibilities, lead assigned personnel, communicate effectively, and to ensure the completion of assigned tasks in order to meet identified objectives for the position.


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