The Initial Response Incident Commander is responsible for establishing the initial Command and managing the initial response to an incident. Designed to fill a critical gap in initial response ICS training, this course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of an Initial Response Incident Commander either in the initial stages of a more complex incident (Type 3 or greater) or in managing a Type 4 or 5 incident. Building upon ICS-200 concepts (ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents), this course prepares response personnel to assume command in the initial response and establish a solid incident management foundation upon which follow on actions can be based.
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 initial Incident Commander.
Specific Course Topics
- Initial Response Incident Commander roles and responsibilities
- Establishing initial command
- Initial incident size-up and assessment
- Initial response management and planning
- Extended initial response operations
- Utilizing the ICS 201
- Building the initial response organization
- Reasons for and against transition out of the initial response phase to the proactive, managed phase of the incident
- Transfer of Command and incident transitions
- Initial response demobilization
Initial Response Incident Commanders who may serve as Incident Commander in the initial stages of a more complex incident (Type 3 or greater) or for the duration of a less complex incident (Type 4 or 5).
Duration: One or two days (8-16 hours)
Successful completion of ICS-100 and ICS-200
This Course may be Taught in Conjunction With
- NWCG S-200