Serving as an introduction to the position of Liaison Officer (LOFR), ICS-402 is intended to enhance and exercise the student’s knowledge of NIMS and ICS as it pertains to performing the numerous duties of the Liaison Officer 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 Liaison Officer on an Incident Management Team (IMT). 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 LOFR.
Specific Course Topics
- Establishing the Liaison Staff and Workspace
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Liaison Officer and Agency Representatives
- Interaction with Command and other IMT members
- Requirements for working effectively with agency representatives
- Identifying and listing affected stakeholders
- Supporting Operations Section during Tactics Meeting and briefings
- Involvement in the Incident Action Planning Process
- Incorporating agency representative issues into the planning process
- Developing and implementing a stakeholder outreach/management plan
- Communicating response information to stakeholders
- Participation during meetings, briefings and other support activities
Responders who may be assigned duties as a LOFR during an incident.
Duration: Two days (16 hours)
The course material does not assume or require experience as a LOFR, but also is not a basic LOFR course. Incident experience as a Liaison Officer and/or on an Incident Management Team is also desirable.
- FEMA E/L956
- NWFT LIAO
- USCG ICS-402