The goal of this professional development course, IS100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), is to promote effective response by familiarizing personnel with the ICS framework, and the principles used to manage incidents. This course also prepares personnel to coordinate with response partners from all levels of government and the private sector.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Upon completion of the course, score an 75% on a written examination.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Completion of the IMS-700, "Introduction to the National Incident Management System - NIMS"
TopicsPurpose of ICS+Basic Features of ICS+Incident Commander and Command Staff Functions+ICS Facilities
The target audience should include entry-level personnel from local agencies, including representatives from:
- Fire Services
- Law Enforcement (LE)
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Public Health (PH)
- Public Works (PW)
- Emergency Management (EM)
Additionally, jurisdictions are strongly encouraged to invite representatives from:
- Local Hazardous Materials (HazMat) teams
- Emergency communications organizations
- Other governmental and quasi-governmental agencies
- Organizations such as school systems and the National Guard
- Other non-governmental, private industry, and federal emergency response agencies
- Representatives from higher-education institutions located within or support the jurisdiction
Maximum number of participants: 40
Minimum number of participants: 26