This course addresses issues relating to consequence management of natural disasters and acts of terrorism, including weapons of mass destruction (WMD) events. Students receive an introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) at the local, state, and federal levels. Students gain a foundational knowledge of higher level ICS training. After completing the course, the student can describe and explain the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the ICS. At the federal level, the student will review the National Incident Management System (NIMS), including the Unified Command System, to deal with disaster events over multi-jurisdictional areas (e.g., several governmental entities). Additionally, the student will be able to discuss the relationship between ICS and NIMS.
Describe the key ideas and principles underlying National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Describe how NIMS affects how we manage resources.
Describe the key ideas and principles underlying the Incident Command System (ICS).
Identify the benefits of using ICS as the national incident management model.
Describe when setting up an Area Command is appropriate.
Describe when beginning a Multiagency Coordination System is appropriate.
Describe the benefits of using a Joint Information System (JIS) for public information.
Identify the ways in which NIMS affects preparedness.
Describe the advantages of common communication and information management systems.
Explain how NIMS influences technology and technology systems.
Describe the purpose of the NIMS Integration Center.
Discuss the National Response Plan (NRP).
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