Incident Support Team – Computer-Based Training

9P9130 – 8.00 Hours


FP 9P9130 80 $10.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This eight-hour online course provides members of the Incident Support Team (IST) with an understanding of their roles and responsibilities as members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Incident Support Team. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully describe the duties and responsibilities of an IST member.

Search and Rescue teams or State Emergency Management Agencies interested to receive customized training regarding the establishment and management of a State US&R Incident Support Teams or ESF-9 Overhead Team should contact TEEX US&R Program for more information. A customized course can be delivered at your location using members of the FEMA National Incident Support Teams.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Online Course Technical Requirements

In order to complete this course, you must have:

  • Internet connection (broadband connection recommended)
  • A current web browser (i.e., Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari, etc.) To prevent issues during your online class, be sure that your web browser is updated to the latest version available.
  • Current versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash loaded on your computer.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Module 1 – National US&R Response System Overview
  • Module 2 – IST Program Management
  • Module 3 – IST Operations and Planning
  • Module 4 – Special Operations
  • Module 5 – Support Considerations
  • Final Exam

Suggested Audience

  • Search and Rescue Personnel
  • State Urban Search and Rescue Personnel
  • Structural Collapse Response Personnel
  • Fire Department Responders
  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Emergency Medical Services Personnel
  • County/State/Federal Responders
  • National Guard and DoD Personnel
  • Public Health and Health Care Workers

Other Information

TEEX is the National Contract Training Provider for the FEMA National US&R System and this course was developed under contract for US&R personnel.  

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 458-5636 | (979) 458-0715
Email: [email protected]