Incident Command System - Overview
The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazard incident management concept. It is a management protocol originally designed for emergency management agencies in the United States which was later federalized by the U. S. Government. It has since been adopted by agencies in other countries. ICS is based upon a flexible, scalable response organization providing a common framework within which people can work together effectively. These people may be drawn from multiple agencies that do not routinely work together, and ICS is designed to give standard response and operation procedures to reduce the problems and potential for miscommunication on such incidents. ICS has been summarized as a "first on-scene" structure, where the first responder of a scene has charge of the scene until the incident has been declared resolved, a superior-ranking responder arrives on scene and seizes command, or the Incident Commander appoints another individual Incident Commander.
The Darley Consulting Incorporated conducts ICS training in accordance with standardized requirements as established by the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This provides an excellent learning environment that enables all personnel the opportunity to get the most out of the course.
In addition to training ICS, Darley Consulting Incorporated also provides highly qualified Command Center watch-standers to assume watch positions in corporate, city, state, or federal command centers.
What type of ICS courses do we offer?
DCI recognizes that all industries and organizations have different training requirements. Therefore DCI offers a variety of topics and can customize training for each individual organization. Our highly experienced and dedicated team is focused on providing no-nonsense, succinct training that fits your needs.
There are some basic topics that are included in every ICS training course. These provide the foundational information that all other topics will build on. Sample courses include:
Introduction to Incident Command System (IS-100.a) 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).
ICS for Single Resource/Initial Response (IS-200.a) is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200.a provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (IS-700.a) This course introduces and overviews NIMS. The NIMS process provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS-800.b) This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.
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