FEMA Incident Command System for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents

IMS200 – 12.50 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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

IMS200 is designed to enable you to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). The course provides the foundation for higher-level ICS training, and will provide you with the skill to work at the basic level in the Incident Command System. You will be introduced to the Incident Command System and will learn basic concepts for managing all-hazards emergencies or planned events. IMS200 provides training and resources for personnel likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. This course also prepares personnel to coordinate with response partners from all levels of government and the private sector. 


ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System

Course Completion Requirements

Upon completion of the course, score a 75% on a written examination.

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Course Specific Attendance Requirement

Students must attend all sessions of the course in order to complete the course of instruction.

IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Delegation of Authority and Management by Objective
  • Functional Areas and Positions
  • Briefings
  • Organizational Flexibility
  • Transfer of Command

Suggested Audience

The target audience should include entry level personnel from local agencies, including representatives from:

  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • Law Enforcement (LE)
  • Public Health (PH)
  • Public Works (PW)
  • Emergency Management (EM)

Additionally, jurisdictions are strongly encouraged to invite representatives from:

  • Local Hazardous Materials (HazMat) response
  • Rescue
  • 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

Other Information

Class Size

  • Maximum number of participants: 40
  • Minimum number of participants: 26