Summary Description

The Incident Management System (IMS) is an internationally-recognized model for planning, controlling, and coordination of single and multi-agency crisis management and emergency responders. IMS has been proven effective for managing a variety of situations, both everyday events and critical incidents including: school crisis management, dangerous goods (HAZMAT) incidents, natural disasters, fire, event pre-planning, facility emergencies and many others.

ICS-300 provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. The ICS 400 course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. These earlier courses are prerequisites for ICS-400. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multiagency Coordination Entity. The materials will be covered through a variety of media, including discussion, presentations, video, and interactive customized exercises and applications designed and developed specifically to individual customer requirements. Signet's Incident Management educational course is based on a number of recognized standards, including: the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Incident Management System (NIMS) curricula, including ICS-0300 and ICS-0400; the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training standard for on-scene Incident Commander contained in 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v); selected standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 472); and, local provincial standards and regulations. Topics covered will include but not be limited to:

• Describe how the NIMS Command and Management component supports the management of expanding incidents.

• Describe the incident/event management process for supervisors and expanding incidents as prescribed by the Incident Command.

• System (ICS).

• Implement the incident management process on a simulated Type 3 incident.

• Develop an Incident Action Plan for a simulated incident.

• Explain how major incidents engender special management challenges.

• Describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established.

• Describe the circumstances in which multiagency coordination systems are established.