ICS Canada I-200, Basic Incident Command System

Course Overview

ICS Canada’s I-200,  Basic Incident Command System,  introduces how the Incident Command System (ICS) is used to manage Single Resources and the management required for initial action incidents and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course builds on I-100, going into more detail of the features and principles and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System and better prepare participants  to function as an initial Incident Commander. This course focuses on the management of single resources and is designed to provide overall incident management skills rather than tactical expertise. This course is currently only available in English.

Specific Course Topics

At the successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of managing single resources and establishing command using the Incident Command System.

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

  • Describe the Incident Command System (ICS) organization appropriate to the complexity of the incident or event.
  • Use the ICS to manage an incident or event.

Specific Unit topics include:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Management by Objectives
  • Organizational Flexibility
  • Positions and Functional Areas
  • Briefings
  • Transfer of Command

Target Audience

Persons who may be first on the scene of an incident and be assigned to a supervisory position in a larger incident and ICS organization.


Duration: Two days (14 hours)

Pre-requisite (recommended)

Successful completion of I-100

This Course may be Taught in Conjunction With

  • I-100 (ICS Canada I-100/200)


  • FEMA/EMI IS-200