In the face of unpredictable emergency situations, the National Incident Management System provides a framework to prepare and assist emergency responders in both local and state jurisdictions to better protect their communities. Aimed at personnel serving in a management or supervisory capacity, incident management and response courses address the intermediate and advanced levels of training needed within the emergency management community. These courses facilitate the implementation of the all-hazards, multi-disciplinary, team-based approach outlined in the National Response Framework, which is designed to respond to large-scale or expanding incidents, including those involving hazardous materials or terrorism. The wide selection of courses offer training specialized to a variety of locations and scenarios, including crowd management and evacuation for sports and special events venues and higher education institutions. Courses also are available for instructors preparing to teach the Incident Command System curriculum.

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Incident Command SystemMGT314Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command
The Enhanced Incident Management/Unified Command for All Hazards course focuses on incident management skills, staff responsibilities, and the related situational awareness skills using a computer-driven training simulation designed to create a challenging decision-making environment in an expanding complex incident.The course focuses on the processes used in an Incident Command Post (ICP) and the key decision-making requirements within that response node. Command and coordination, resource management, and communications & information management are emphasized. Participants learn from the cause and effects of incident decisions while performing in an ICP and responding to a variety of simulated, notional exercises.The course is delivered (resident) at the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas. The instructional team consists of coaches and mentors experienced in emergency management and incident response. The course uses a multi-disciplinary approach to accomplish the course objectives. Each participant is integrated into a unified command structure responding to a simulated incident. The course emphasizes the application of contemporary incident management systems, best practices and procedures to the unique requirements of responding to all-hazards incidents.The incident management structure used in the course is based on National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine and the Incident Command System (ICS), and is certified by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) National Training and Exercise Division (NTED). Master Course Schedule 2023OCT 16-20  |  FULL NOV 6-10  |  FULL DEC 4-8  |  FULL Master Course Schedule 2024JAN 22-26  |  FULL – standby list availableFEB 12-16  |  FULL – standby list availableMAR 11-15  |  OPENAPR 8-12  |  OPENAPR 29 – MAY 3  |  OPENMAY 13-17  |  OPENJUN 3-7  |  OPENJUN 24-28  |  OPENAUG 5-9  |  OPENSEP 9-13  |  OPENOCT 7-11  |  OPENNOV 11-15  |  OPENDEC 2-6  |  OPEN Show less
The Enhanced Incident Management/Unified Command for All Hazards course focuses on incident management skills, staff responsibilities, and the related situational awareness skills using a computer-driven training simulation designed to create a challenging decision-making environment in an… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTILearn More about Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command
Incident Command SystemMGT347Incident Command System (ICS) Forms Review
Learn about and use the most common Incident Command System (ICS) forms. The course will prepare you to work with the ICS Forms used in the Incident Command Planning process to assist in the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP). You will be introduced to the forms and will practice how to develop and write effective objectives to manage an expanding all-hazards incident. The course will allow you to learn and experience the benefits of using the forms in responding to emergencies or managing planned events. Show less
Learn about and use the most common Incident Command System (ICS) forms. The course will prepare you to work with the ICS Forms used in the Incident Command Planning process to assist in the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP). You will be introduced to the forms and will… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTILearn More about Incident Command System (ICS) Forms Review
Incident Command SystemMGT904Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
Building on the prerequisite ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses, this ICS 300 course focuses on the Incident Command System (ICS) for supervisors in expanding incidents. ICS 300 outlines how the NIMS Command and Coordination component supports the management of expanding incidents as well as describes the incident management processes as prescribed by ICS. This course has a threaded activity that will give students the opportunity to practice implementing the incident management process and creating an Incident Action Plan (IAP) for a simulated expanding incident. Show less
Building on the prerequisite ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses, this ICS 300 course focuses on the Incident Command System (ICS) for supervisors in expanding incidents. ICS 300 outlines how the NIMS Command and Coordination component supports the management of expanding incidents as well as… Show more
DHS/FEMA
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ESTILearn More about Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
Incident Command SystemMGT905Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents, ICS-400
ICS 400 is intended for an audience of experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents (Type 1 or Type 2 incidents). Large and complex incidents that require the application of area command don’t happen often. Although this is an advanced ICS course, it is not intended to develop mastery of area command. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the concepts of utilizing area command in major and complex incidents. Show less
ICS 400 is intended for an audience of experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents (Type 1 or Type 2 incidents). Large and complex incidents that require the application of area command don’t… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTILearn More about Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents, ICS-400
Incident Command SystemMGT906Incident Command System (ICS) Curricula, Train-the-Trainer
Enhance your instructional skills and prepare to  deliver FEMA’s Incident Command Systems (ICS) curriculum. While ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses are addressed, the major emphasis is on ICS-300 and ICS-400. You will learn from training professionals how to use adult-learning techniques to get the best out of the classes you teach. You will develop and deliver a training module during the course. Show less
Enhance your instructional skills and prepare to  deliver FEMA’s Incident Command Systems (ICS) curriculum. While ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses are addressed, the major emphasis is on ICS-300 and ICS-400. You will learn from training professionals how to use adult-learning techniques… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTILearn More about Incident Command System (ICS) Curricula, Train-the-Trainer
Incident ManagementMGT314Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command
The Enhanced Incident Management/Unified Command for All Hazards course focuses on incident management skills, staff responsibilities, and the related situational awareness skills using a computer-driven training simulation designed to create a challenging decision-making environment in an expanding complex incident.The course focuses on the processes used in an Incident Command Post (ICP) and the key decision-making requirements within that response node. Command and coordination, resource management, and communications & information management are emphasized. Participants learn from the cause and effects of incident decisions while performing in an ICP and responding to a variety of simulated, notional exercises.The course is delivered (resident) at the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas. The instructional team consists of coaches and mentors experienced in emergency management and incident response. The course uses a multi-disciplinary approach to accomplish the course objectives. Each participant is integrated into a unified command structure responding to a simulated incident. The course emphasizes the application of contemporary incident management systems, best practices and procedures to the unique requirements of responding to all-hazards incidents.The incident management structure used in the course is based on National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine and the Incident Command System (ICS), and is certified by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) National Training and Exercise Division (NTED). Master Course Schedule 2023OCT 16-20  |  FULL NOV 6-10  |  FULL DEC 4-8  |  FULL Master Course Schedule 2024JAN 22-26  |  FULL – standby list availableFEB 12-16  |  FULL – standby list availableMAR 11-15  |  OPENAPR 8-12  |  OPENAPR 29 – MAY 3  |  OPENMAY 13-17  |  OPENJUN 3-7  |  OPENJUN 24-28  |  OPENAUG 5-9  |  OPENSEP 9-13  |  OPENOCT 7-11  |  OPENNOV 11-15  |  OPENDEC 2-6  |  OPEN Show less
The Enhanced Incident Management/Unified Command for All Hazards course focuses on incident management skills, staff responsibilities, and the related situational awareness skills using a computer-driven training simulation designed to create a challenging decision-making environment in an… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTILearn More about Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command
Incident ManagementMGT346EOC O&P All-Hazards Events
This course provides personnel who could be assigned to or work in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) the skills necessary to effectively plan for and manage a large-scale incidents by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary, management team approach. The course places specific emphasis on the planning, resource, and information management processes.   The course focuses on the key decision-making requirements within the Emergency Operations Center. The jurisdictional team will learn from the effects of incident decisions while working in an EOC using a simulated, notional jurisdiction as they respond to the final days exercise.   The course is delivered in your jurisdiction. The instructional team consists of coaches and mentors experienced in emergency management and incident response. The course uses a multi-discipline, jurisdictional approach to accomplish the course objectives. The course adapts existing incident management systems, best practices and procedures to the unique requirements of responding to all-hazards incident. Show less
This course provides personnel who could be assigned to or work in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) the skills necessary to effectively plan for and manage a large-scale incidents by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary, management team approach. The course places… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
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ESTILearn More about EOC O&P All-Hazards Events
Incident ManagementMGT361Crisis Management Affecting Institutions of Higher Education: A Collaborative
Is your campus prepared? This course trains higher education campus and community members, and others involved in crisis management duties and responsibilities to effectively manage a crisis by applying a whole community approach. Risk management strategies, effective crisis communication, and a series of well-developed plans as described in the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) are emphasized. The course utilizes case studies and activities to aid participants in recognizing potential gaps in their current crisis management program and concludes with a practical application, simulated role-play exercise. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for MGT361 Managing Critical Incidents Higher Education course #78402. Note: For deliveries on, or after, January 3, 2022, participants enrolled in an in-person, classroom-based course delivery will need access to a laptop or mobile device/tablet during the class session to complete course testing and evaluations electronically. Note: Participants enrolled in a TEEX-Instructor Led Webinar must have access to a laptop or mobile device/tablet during the class session to participate in all course sessions as well as complete course testing and evaluations electronically. Show less
Is your campus prepared? This course trains higher education campus and community members, and others involved in crisis management duties and responsibilities to effectively manage a crisis by applying a whole community approach. Risk management strategies, effective crisis… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ILEPSELearn More about Crisis Management Affecting Institutions of Higher Education: A Collaborative
Incident ManagementMGT404Sports and Special Events Incident Management
This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The course is designed to help develop athletic department staff, facility management personnel, campus public safety personnel, emergency response supervisors, and others involved in sports/special event management to better manage incidents that could occur during an event.  At the end of the course a practical application exercise can be customized to your facility where the course is held. This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC). Show less
This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTILearn More about Sports and Special Events Incident Management
Incident ManagementMGT440Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management
This scenario-based course provides the opportunity to learn and implement policy-level decision-making and incident management alongside industry experts during multiple simulated events. These All-Hazard, simulation-supported emergency response exercises are designed to hone individual and team skills through the perspective of the Incident Command Post, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Policy Group. The course uses a multi-disciplinary, team-building approach designed to give participants the skills to safely manage an expanding incident, whether natural, human-caused, or technological, within the context of sports and special events.This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of the Texas A&;M University System Show less
This scenario-based course provides the opportunity to learn and implement policy-level decision-making and incident management alongside industry experts during multiple simulated events. These All-Hazard, simulation-supported emergency response exercises are designed to hone individual and… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTILearn More about Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management
Incident ManagementPER353Active Shooter Incident Management (24 hour)
This course provides a model framework to improve incident management and the integration of law enforcement, fire and EMS, public safety communications, public information officers, and emergency management responders during active shooter event response, improving time to threat neutralization, medical intervention, and survivability of victims. This is an integrated response course for a cross-discipline audience. The framework utilizes the Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist™, a validated and recognized National Standard for active shooter event response, integrating best practices guided by principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). Participants will learn organizational building blocks for an integrated response including Contact Team, Rescue Task Force, Tactical, Perimeter, Triage, Transport, Intelligence, and Reunification through progressively challenging full-length Active Shooter Event functional exercises utilizing the multi-responder NIMSPro TM 3D virtual reality simulator in multiple response roles. The course also introduces participants to Complex Coordinated Attacks (CCA) which includes the complexities of improvised explosive devices; an attacker who becomes static, barricades, or takes hostages; and a multi-modal CCA. Show less
This course provides a model framework to improve incident management and the integration of law enforcement, fire and EMS, public safety communications, public information officers, and emergency management responders during active shooter event response, improving time to threat… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
NERRTCLearn More about Active Shooter Incident Management (24 hour)
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