ICS-460 Finance/Administration Section Chief

EMSI Finance Section Chief Job AidCourse Overview

Building upon foundational ICS course, ICS-460 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 Finance/Administrative Section Chief (FSC) on an Incident Management Team for a Type 2 response. These responsibilities fall into two categories:

  1. managing the Finance/Administration Section personnel and
  2. managing the finances and administrative responsibilities during an incident.

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 FSC. 

Specific Course Topics

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Finance Section
  • Initial Response and Transition to On-going Operations
  • Coordination and Interaction
  • Determining Finance support and service requirements
  • Developing a right size finance 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 Finance Section Chief position 


Duration: Two days (18 hours)


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


  • FEMA E/L E0975
  • NWCG S-460