ICS 300 Course: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Duration: 3 days

ICS-300 is a course that describes the organization and selection of personnel for the ICS, describes personnel interaction and flow of information. The course focuses on the functions within a Unified Command of a level 2 or 3 incident that involves multiple jurisdictions or agencies. Participants are instructed about transfer of command protocols, planning, and resource ordering for complex incidents. ICS-300 explains resources management in a complex incident. The course also explains the Planning "P" process and the use of ICS forms and how these are used in an incident. 

 

Audience: 

Personnel working in assignments of command, section chiefs, brigade leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, and personnel in the emergency operations center that coordinates multiple agency systems. 

Prerequisites:  ICS-100, ICS-200

 

DAY 1

Unit 1: Course Overview

·      Course Objectives

·      Type 3 Incidents Context

·      Case 1 - With learned lessons

 

Unit 2: ICS Fundamentals Review

·      How the ICS fits within a federal system

·      Briefings and interactions with technical specialists and government agencies

·      Interactions and flow of information within the organization

·      Organizational Responsibilities

 

Unit 3: Unified Command (UC)

·      Definition and characteristics of Unified Command

·      Functions of the UC at an event with multiple jurisdictions and multiple agencies

·      Advantages of Unified Command

·      Simulation

 

DAY 2

Unit 4: Incident/Event Assessment and Agency Guidance in Establishing Incident Objectives

·      Methods and tools to assess an incident's complexity

·      Types of guidelines and policies that affect an incident's management

·      Process of preparing objectives, strategies and tactics

·      Process of transfer and assumption of command

·      Development of objectives for an incident (simulated)

 

Unit 5: Planning Process

·      Importance of planning for incidents/events

·      Difference between planning for incidents and events

·     Good planning elements: logistics, cost analysis, situation, development, implementation,       and assessment of the plan. 

·      Criteria for determining the need to prepare an Incident Action Plan (IAP)

·      Introduction to ICS forms and materials

·      Strategy, tactics, planning and operational meetings

·      Tactical meeting to prepare a work plan with ICS forms

·    Ejercicio de proceso y reuniones de planificación Process exercise and planning meetings

·      Exercise: Preparing IAP using ICS forms and support materials 

·      Exercise: Operational Period briefing using IAP

 

DAY 3

Unit 6: Incident Resource Management

·     Resource management principles

·      Resource management process

·      Considerations associated with resource management

·      Use of ICS 215 forms and Planning Worksheet

·      Use of ICS 215A form, Operational Safety Analysis to mitigate tactical operations risks 

·      Identifying personnel that can order resources

·      Differences among resource orders

·      Flight regulations and air safety procedures recognition

·      Resource management and air support facilities

 

Unit 7: Demobilization, Transfer of Command and Close-out

·       Importance of planning resource demobilization

·      Identifying the impact of government agency procedures and policies 

·      Identifying staff that has the responsibility of preparing and implementing demobilization        actions. 

·      Elements of the Demobilization Plan

 

Unit 8: Course Summary 

·      Course Evaluation

·      Course objectives Summary and Review

·      Course Exam (open-book)

Certification:

A certificate of compliance with the NIMS ICS is given, according to the rules and methodology of FEMA. 

OPTIONAL: "Table Top" type drill without resource mobilization. 

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