NIMS ICS Position Specific Training is designed to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for the eight Command and General Staff positions. The competencies in this training are focused around the ability of the student to assume the position responsibilities for the Incident Commander to lead assigned personnel, communicate effectively and to ensure the completion of assigned actions to meet identified objectives for the position. This course will examine the primary duties and responsibilities of the Incident Commander for an extended incident/event covering multiple operational periods. Subjects covered during the course include incident briefings, incident planning, incident management, unified command, incident demobilization, and incident evaluations. All are discussed in a seminar setting emphasizing group discussion, exercises, and role-playing. Students will be encouraged to apply a wide range of advanced ICS tools, including unified command as potential solutions to management problems presented, and they will be expected to actively contribute to group discussions throughout the class. NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who desire to eventually be certified as a member of a Type III Incident Management Team (IMT) or who desire to seek credentials/certification in an ICS Command and General Staff position. Personnel qualification relies on a combination of training, operational experience (during exercises or incidents), and administrative requirements.
IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.
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