S420: Advancing to the Type 2 Level

A challenging and rare course in the Incident Command System curriculum, the S420 course (alternatively called ICS-420) is designed to prepare students to function effectively in a Type 2 Command or General Staff position and is typically only offered by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) or U.S. Coast Guard. …

New Web-Based ICS-100 Course in Norway Through Partnership with Proactima

Looking for Incident Command System (ICS) training in Norway?  Look no further than the Proactima-EMSI web-based ICS-100 course now available through Proactima’s e-learning system. Since 2016, EMSI and Proactima have partnered to deliver incident management solutions to the Scandinavian community.  A collaborative effort, EMSI and Proactima worked closely to ensure …

EMSI Delivers First O-305 AHIMT Course in Canada

Continuing its nationwide ICS implementation, EMSI was recently called upon to deliver the first O-305 AHIMT course in Canada.  Sponsored by the ICS Canada organization, this inaugural course was hosted in Calgary, Alberta, the week of March 4th.  In coordination with ICS Canada, EMSI made slight modifications to the USFA …

EMSI Delivers ICS-220 Training as part of the AHIMTA Conference

Following on the heels of an ICS-220 delivery for St. Louis County Police Department, EMSI participated in this year’s annual All-Hazards Incident Management Team Association (AHIMTA) Training and Education Symposium for the fourth consecutive year and delivered our ICS-220 Initial Response training course for the second straight year to a …

Building an ICS Go Kit

Any experienced and prepared incident responder maintains a comprehensive Go Kit in order to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency. You may want to assemble a “Go Kit” if you think you will be deployed to incidents that will last for more than a day.  Even if you aren’t …

EMSI to offer ICS-220 Training as part of the AHIMTA Conference

Continuing our efforts to support all-hazards Incident Management Teams (IMTs), EMSI will participate in the 2018 All-Hazards IMT Association (AHIMTA) annual Training and Education Symposium.  Scheduled for December 1-6 in Hilton Head, SC, the conference will draw national leaders in all-hazards incident management from around the country. For the second …

EMSI Initial Response Guide Book Now Available

Recognizing a critical ICS training shortfall, EMSI developed the ICS-220 Initial Response Team course, an advanced ICS training course greatly expanding on initial response management concepts, to better prepare response personnel for managing the often chaotic and dynamic initial stages of the response, with additional focus on a prolonged posture …

EMSI Provides Leadership and Decision-Making Training to the IAEA

Last month, EMSI delivered a customized leadership and decision-making training session to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Created by EMSI instructor/practitioners with expertise in crisis and incident leadership, this training was provided to responders from the IAEA Incident and Emergency System (IES). With a purpose of …

ICS-like EOC Structures

In the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidance released in October 2017, FEMA offers suggestions on how to adopt ICS-like structures to support Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). EOCs are used in varying ways at all levels of government (City, County, Region and/or State) and within private industry to provide coordination, …