ICS-450 Logistics Section Chief

EMSI Logistics Section Chief Job AidCourse Overview

Building upon ICS foundation courses, ICS-450 is designed to provide government and private industry emergency management and response personnel with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective LSC on an Incident Management team. These responsibilities fall into two categories:

  1. responding to the incident; and
  2. effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief on an ICS Incident Management Team.

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 LSC.

Specific Course Topics

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Logistics Section
  • Initial Response and Transition to On-going Operations
  • Coordination and Interaction
  • Determining Logistical support and service requirements
  • Developing a right size logistics organization
  • Providing support to IMT customers
  • Incident Resources
  • Resource Requesting and Ordering
  • Incident Communications
  • Incident Facilities
  • Involvement in meetings, briefings and other support activities
  • IAP Planning Process
  • Demobilization

Target Audience

Responders designated to fill the Type 2 Logistics Section Chief position 


Duration: Five days (30 hours)


Successful completion of ICS-300 and have response experience in the Logistics Section


  • FEMA E/L0967
  • NWCG S-450