IMS820 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your 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 introduces you to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework (NRF) and the Incident Command System (ICS).

The course is designed to increase and enhance your knowledge of the National Response Framework and provide you with the skill to work at the basic level within the ICS.

You will be introduced to new concepts for managing all hazards emergencies or planned events. IMS820 provides training and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.


Course Completion Requirements

Attendance to all course sessions and activities.

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.


Completion of IS 700.A, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.


  • National Response Framework Overview (and correlation to NIMS)
  • Leadership and Management
  • Delegation of Authority and Management by Objective
  • Functional Areas and Positions
  • Briefings
  • Organizational Flexibility
  • Transfer of Command
  • Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC)

Suggested Audience

Includes entry level personnel from local agencies, including representatives from:

  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • 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)
  • 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

Other Information

Course size limit

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

Instructor Qualifications:

All TEEX NIMS/ICS instructors are certified Department of Homeland Security instructors and meet/exceed all requirements needed to teach the ICS-300 course and proctor the ICS-300 examination. 

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