ICS-236 Staging Area Manager (STAM)

EMSI Staging Area Manager Job AidCourse Overview

Serving as an introduction to the position of Staging Area Manager (STAM), ICS-236 is intended to enhance and exercise the student’s knowledge of NIMS and ICS as it pertains to performing the numerous duties of the STAM throughout a response. This course provides government and private industry emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective STAM.

This course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills required of a STAM.

Specific Course Topics

  • Review of ICS principles
  • Roles and responsibilities of the STAM
  • STAM interactions within the response
  • Defining and establishing staging areas
  • Introduction to the ICS Operational Planning Process (Planning “P”)
  • Managing the staging areas
  • Staging area activities and co-located functions
  • Demobilization

Target Audience

Personnel responding as a Staging Area Manager for an incident or event.


Duration: Two  days (16 hours)

Pre-requisite (recommended)

Successful completion of ICS-300