ICS-342 Documentation Unit Leader

EMSI Documentation Unit Leader Job AidCourse Overview

Responsible for the maintenance of accurate, up-to-date incident files, the Documentation Unit Leader (DOCL) is vital to capturing the thorough documentation that is critical to post-incident analysis. ICS-342 focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the Documentation Unit Leader during all phases of an all-hazards response effort.  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 DOCL.

Specific Course Topics

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Determining level of effort (staffing) needed to support incident requirements
  • Duties throughout the ICS Planning Process
  • Setting up and managing the Documentation Unit
  • Handling classified documents
  • Establishing and maintaining an Action Tracking System
  • Establishing and maintaining the incident document process
  • Services provided during meetings and briefings
  • Support in publishing the IAP and other support plans
  • Gathering, sorting and filing incident documentation
  • Preparing and turning over final documentation package to appropriate authorities

Target Audience

Responders designated to fill the position of Documentation Unit Leader during an incident


Duration: One day (8 hours)

 Pre-requisite (recommended)

Successful completion of ICS-300 


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