EMS Functions in the ICS Course at the Tidewater EMS Council
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As a follow-up to IS-100, IS-200 & IS-700 training, this 2-day, National Fire Academy course will present students with scenarios requiring responders to structure their EMS resources within the guidance of NIMS ICS, as appropriate to the needs of the different incident types. Through simulation students will will practice the implementation of EMS components in the Incident Command Ssystem in coordination with other public safety responders at medium or large-sized incidents.
This course is recommended for EMS Officers & Supervisors, fire service company level officers & above, hospital Emergency Department staff, emergency managers & other ESF-8 personnel.
PREREQUISITES: The Virginia Department of Fire Programs requires that students must have completed IS-100, IS-200 & IS-700 before the start of class. Students must bring copies of their course completion certificates, or their Emergency Management Incident (EMI) or VDFP transcript with them on the first day of class.
FEMA STUDENT ID REQUIREMENT: ALL students must have a FEMA student identification number in order to complete the required National Fire Academy application. Student ID numbers can be requested at: https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID/
GENERAL ADMISSIONS SHORT FORM APPLICATION: All student must bring a completed short fiorm application with you to the course. You can download the form at: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/ff_119_25_2_75_5a.pdf
- Module 1: ICS Overview (Activities: Completing Unit Log)
- Module 2: ICS Specific to EMS Overview (Activites: Resource Typing; EMS Task Force & Scenario A)
- Module 3: On-scene Considerations
- Module 4: Preplanning
- Module 5: Multipatient Medical Transport Vehicles (i.e. MCI Busses) (Activity: Scenario B)
- Module 6: Special Considerations in Wildland Fires (Activity: Scenario C)
- Module 7: Special Considerations in Mass Gatherings (Activity: Scenario D)
- Module 8: Special Considerations in Tactical Emergency Medical Support (Activity: Scenario E)
- Module 9: Special Considerations in HAZMAT Situations (Activity: Scenario F)
- Module 10: Special Considerations for EMS as Incident Commander (Activity: Scenario G)
- Module 11: Wrapping Up Incidents and Demobilization
EMS CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The Virginia Office of EMS will awarded 16 Category 2 CEU's for all levels of providers who successfully complete this course. Please bring your Virginia EMS Certification card with you to the course.
FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL: All students will have their successful completion of this course recorded in the Virgniia department of Fire Programs database.
STUDENT MATERIALS, LAPTOPS AND TABLETS: Students materials will be provided in electronic format. Students are also encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with them to class.
QUESTIONS: Please direct any questions to Judy Shuck by telephone at (757) 963-0632 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.