IMS313 – 20.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course provides specific emphasis on Incident Action Plan (IAP) preparation and resource management processes when responding to an expanding incident.

The course includes facilitated discussions with subject-matter experts in which each of the fundamental ICS planning and resource management concepts are examined. You will immediately apply newly-gained knowledge and concepts through scenario-based activities customized to your community.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Computer
  • Internet Access

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.



  • Basic Incident Command System (ICS) Review
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Community Crisis Preparedness
  • Critical Incidents and the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Incident Assessment and Establishing Objectives
  • Unified Command and Integrating External Resources
  • Resource Management
  • The Planning Meeting and Operations Briefing
  • Incident Close Out
  • Post-Test and Final Table-Top Exercise

Suggested Audience

Personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an expanding incident that may require a higher level of NIMS/ICS training from the following disciplines/services:

  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • Public Health (PH)
  • Public Works (PW)
  • Emergency Management (EM)
  • Government administrative
  • Private Sector and military (if invited by the host jurisdiction)
  • County, state, and federal agency personnel who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.

Other Information

Registration for the face-to-face component occurs concurrently with the registration for the online course component. Enrollment for the face-to-face component of this course is contingent on your successful completion of the online portion of the course. No substitutions for this requirement will be accepted.

Course size limit

  • Maximum number of participants: 30
  • Minimum number of participants: 26

Contact Information

Preparedness Program

Phone: (979) 458-5645

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