Lunchtime Lecture: ICS-100 "Intro to the Incident Command System" (Oct. 14)

Lunchtime Lecture: ICS-100 "Intro to the Incident Command System" (Oct. 14)

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This is an *overview* of FEMA's ICS-100 course.

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This course provides basic overview training of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as well as their application to emergency management and response in various disaster situations.

NOTE: This is a remote-access lecture that will be using the Zoom video-conferencing system.

Intended Audience

The target audience includes persons involved with emergency planning, and response or recovery efforts.

This lecture format is intended for busy professionals that may not have a lot of spare time at night and on the weekends, but are comfortable learning the material during an accelerated, 45-minute *lecture* (webinar) format.

It can also be a good review if your last ICS-100 class was a few years ago.

For a full understanding of the material, we encourage you to take FEMA's *COMPLETE* , self-paced, online training . It is available here: FEMA estimates that it will take you approximately 2 hours of independent study for their online course.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the principles and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS) characteristics that are the foundation of ICS.
  • Describe the ICS functional areas and the roles of the Incident Commander and Command Staff.
  • Describe the General Staff roles within ICS.
  • Identify how NIMS characteristics apply to ICS for a variety of roles and discipline areas.

Prerequisites (REQUIRED):

You will need to have a FEMA Student ID Number to register for this lecture. There is no charge for this and can be done here:


  • Experience using Zoom video-conferencing;
  • Must be comfortable learning a lot of material during short lecture (webinar) formats.

Course Length

Approximately 1 hour: This includes a 45-minute "Lunchtime Lecture" and time to take FEMA's standard online ICS-100 test, which takes an additional 10-20 minutes. NOTE: The instructor will be hosting a short, *optional*, Q&A immediately following the webinar for any participants who have questions about any of the material that was covered or need clarification on concepts.



Other Information

If you need to cancel your registration for this class, please contact me at Our classes have limited availability and waiting lists. Please be considerate of others and cancel if you will not be attending. Those who do *NOT* attend the class and remain registered will be asked to contact me prior to registering for *any* future classes.

All participants are welcome. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Eric O’Brien at   (Requests should be made as soon as possible, but preferably at least 14 calendar days prior to the class.)

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