ICS Canada I-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System

Course Overview

ICS Canada’s I-100, Introduction to ICS, is intended for personnel assigned to an incident or event who have a minimum requirement for understanding ICS. This module reviews the ICS organization, basic terminology, and common responsibilities. It will provide basic information about the Incident Command System to enable you to work in a support role at an incident or event, or to support an incident from an off-site location. This course is currently only available in English.

Specific Course Topics

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Define ICS
  • List the five major organizational activities within the Incident Command System and explain their primary functions.
  • Give the titles, and explain the duties of Command and General Staff members.
  • Match organizational units to appropriate Operations, Planning, Logistics, or Finance Sections.
  • Match supervisory titles with appropriate levels within the organization.
  • Describe the terms used to name major incident facilities, and state the function of each.
  • Describe what an Incident Action Plan is and how it is used at an incident.
  • Describe how span of control functions within the incident organization and in the use of resources.
  • Describe the common responsibilities (general instructions) associated with incident or event assignments.
  • Describe several applications for the use of ICS.

Target Audience

This is an orientation for entry level personnel assisting at an incident or event, persons working in support roles, and off-incident personnel who require a minimum of ICS understanding.


Duration: One-half day (4 hours)

Pre-requisite (recommended)


This Course may be Taught in Conjunction With

  • I-200 (ICS Canada I-100/200)


  • FEMA/EMI IS-100