ICS-349 Environmental Unit Leader

EMSI Environmental Unit Leader Job AidCourse Overview

Focusing on the role of the Environmental Unit Leader (ENVL or EUL) in executing environmental duties under an Incident Command System (ICS), this course covers the ENVL functional responsibilities and the ENVL role and contributions to the operational planning process and response operations. Students should have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of ICS and expertise in the Environmental Sciences related to an emergency response. 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 ENVL.

Specific Course Topics

  • Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships
  • Response Preparedness
  • Incident Notification, Response & Briefing
  • Establishing the Environmental Unit procedures
  • Supporting the ICS Operational Planning process
  • Environmental Unit Leader Effectiveness and Best Practices

Target Audience

Responders subject to filling the Environmental Unit Leader position 


Duration: Two days (16 hours) 


Successful completion of ICS-300 


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