USCG-ICS-430/440 Operations and Planning Section Chiefs

Course Code: 502321/502322

ICS-430/440 Operations and Planning Section Chiefs course is a five-day position specific training designed to meet the training needs of the Operations Section Chief and Planning Section Chief in a Type 1, 2 or 3 incident. This course concentrates on the duties and responsibilities as they pertain to planning for, supervision of and the coordination of the operations and planning sections.

Subjects covered include:
Interaction with the command and general staff, OSC and PSC daily schedule, interaction with incident and non-incident personnel, information gathering, strategies, meetings and briefings, incident action plan development, forms, documents, supplies and demobilization. The final exercise requires the students to observe a simulated planning meeting and use the information derived to find errors in an incident action plan.

Prerequisite is ICS-300 and ICS-400.