Illinois Fire Service Institute


All Hazards Facilities Unit Leader (L 0971) : 40.00 Hours

Course Description

Before the 9/11 attacks, ICS training was exercised nearly exclusively on fire-based incidents.  Recognizing the applicability and sincere need for NIMS principles across incident response disciplines, an “all-hazards” approach to training will be embraced in this course. 

With an “all-hazards” approach, this course will focus on how a Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) needs to fundamentally possess the same core knowledge, skills, and abilities whether they are responding to a fire, an oil spill, a mass-casualty incident, or another incident. In other words, regardless of the hazard, discipline, or incident, the essential job of a FACL is the same.

This course uses lecture, discussion, student participation, and activities to focus on understanding the behaviors, duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective FACL on a Type 3 AHIMT.

The intended audience(s) Federal, state, tribal, and/or local level emergency responders who may be designated as a Facilities Unit Leaders (FACL) on their local or state Incident Management Team. The materials were developed with the assumption that audience members may have little or no actual experience as a member of an AHIMT.

The audience may include students from a variety of agencies and functional disciplines, including fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works departments, as well as public health organizations, medical emergency teams, and hospitals.

NIMS ICS specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to function, support, or unit leader positions on Type III or IV Incident Management Teams or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.


  AH-FACL Syllabus T.pdf

This course is part of the following Program

  • national incident management system (nims)


  • IS 200
  • IS 800

IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

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