ICS-410 Advanced Incident Commander

EMSI Incident Commander Job AidCourse Overview

The Incident Commander is responsible for directing and/or controlling resources by virtue of explicit legal, agency, or delegated authority, as well as the overall management of the response.  Advanced Incident Commander (ICS-410) build upon the knowledge gained in previous courses, including Intermediate Incident Commander (ICS-310), and focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander during more complex and/or larger scale incidents such as an interagency Type 2 response.  Holding students to a higher standard than the ICS-310, this course is an instructor-led training that support learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills requires of a Type 2 Incident Commander.

Specific Course Topics

  • Role of Command
  • Command leadership
  • Establishing command presence
  • Command decision-making
  • Conflict resolution in Unified Command
  • Regulatory requirements for Incident Commanders
  • Coordinating with external entities including EOCs, Area Command, and corporate Crisis Management Teams
  • Working for an Area Command
  • Identifying and managing external influences
  • Role of Command in major/complex incident management
  • Requirements for the development of a General Plan

Target Audience

Experienced Type 3 Incident Commanders preparing for Type 2 level incidents


Two days (16 hours)

Pre-requisite (recommended)

Successful completion of ICS-300 and ICS-400

Successful completion of ICS-310 or an equivalent Incident Commander course

Experience as a Type 3 Incident Commander