Training Class
ICS 191-Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command Systems Interface
Description

The course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC characteristics, responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on activities and group discussions to formulate an interface. The materials were developed with the assumption that attendees may have little or no actual experience as a member of an Incident Command Post staff or an EOC Staff.

Objectives / Topics

-Explain the course structure and potential ICS/EOC interface challenges.

-Explain key NIMS concepts, command and coordination systems, and structures.

-Analyze given scenarios to determine commonalities and potential interface issues between ICS and EOCs.

-Explain the respective roles and interconnectivity of the NIMS command and coordination systems in coordination.

-Contrast the typical role and functions of the Incident Command and the EOC during emergency operations.

-Analyze given scenarios to apply ICS/EOC interface concepts.

-Develop an ICS/EOC interface action plan for your community.

Target Audience

Federal, state, tribal, territorial, local level, private industry, volunteer and nongovernmental emergency management personnel who are active in a community's ICS and EOC activities.

Prerequisites

ICS 100, ICS 700, ICS 800, ICS 200

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