ICS-346 Situation Unit Leader

EMSI Situation Unit Leader Job AidCourse Overview

Establishing the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Situation Unit Leader (SITL), ICS-346 addresses all responsibilities appropriate to an SITL operating in a government and private industry Incident Management Team (IMT). These responsibilities include processing information and intelligence and developing displays. 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 an SITL.

Specific Course Topics

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Situation Unit Leader
  • Determining level of effort (staffing) needed to provide necessary services
  • Establish and maintain Information flow between IMT positions and the Situation Unit Leader
  • Managing Field Observers
  • Establishing and maintaining Status Boards
  • Maintaining situational awareness
  • Provide projections and modeling services
  • Identifying target groups and conducting situation briefings
  • Working with technical data
  • Information reporting both internal and external to the incident

Target Audience

Responders designated to fill the Situation Unit Leader position during all-hazard response


Duration: Two days (16 hours) 

Pre-requisite (recommended)

Successful completion of ICS-300 

This Course may be Taught in Conjunction With


  • FEMA/EMI E/L0964
  • NWCG S-346
  • USCG ICS-346