Training

Want to be trained and certified for Emergency Management? Follow the steps below:

1.) Register for your FEMA Student Identification Number (FEMA SID #):

www.cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

Why do I need a FEMA SID? A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID. The FEMA SID will serve as your unique identifier and be used to maintain the record of FEMA training you attended.

2.) Go online www.training.fema.gov to take courses starting with IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

Course Overview: ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the principles and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Describe the NIMS management characteristics that are the foundation of the 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.

Primary Audience: The target audience includes persons involved with emergency planning, and response or recovery efforts.

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.2

Course Length: 2 hours

3) IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

Course Overview: IS200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, reviews the Incident Command System (ICS), provides the context for ICS within initial response, and supports higher level ICS training. This course provides training on, and resources for, personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within ICS.  
The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United State Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

Note: IS-200.c is an updated version of the IS-200 course. If you have successfully completed IS-200.b or IS-200.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

NIMS Compliance: This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for IS-200.

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, you should be able to: Describe the course objectives and summarize basic information about the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS):

  • Describe how the NIMS Management Characteristics relate to Incident Command and Unified Command.
  • Describe the delegation of authority process, implementing authorities, management by objectives, and preparedness plans and objectives.
  • Identify ICS organizational components, the Command Staff, the General Staff, and ICS tools.
  • Describe different types of briefings and meetings.
  • Explain flexibility within the standard ICS organizational structure.
  • Explain transfer of command briefings and procedures.
  • Use ICS to manage an incident or event.

Primary Audience: The intended audience(s) are response personnel at the supervisory level who are involved with emergency planning, response, or recovery efforts.

Prerequisites: IS-100.c An Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100).

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.4

Course Length: 4 hours

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