L958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief

Course Overview

This course provides local- and state- level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief (OSC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories:

1) Responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident

2) Effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an OSC on an AHIMT

This course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, scenario-driven approach to mastering the skills required of an OSC. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

Program Area(s)

  • Incident Command System
  • Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Universal Emergency Preparedness
  • FEMA Operations–Federal
  • FEMA Operations-Other Federal Agencies
  • FEMA Employee Training

Target Audience

NIMS ICS All-Hazards training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.


Duration: Four days (22.5 hours)

Required Pre-requisites

  • IS-0700.a, National Incident Management System, An Introduction; and
  • IS-0800.b, National Response Framework, An Introduction


CEU/ACE Credit

  • CEUs: 2.8
  • ACE: Level: Lower Division/Associate
  • ACE: Credit Hours: 2
  • ACE: Curriculum: Emergency Management or Public Administration