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Incident Command System

Workshops
Incident Command System for Schools, FEMA course IS100S
  • Familiarize participants with the Incident Command System concepts and terminology
  • Provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities under the Incident Command System

School Resource Officers, Campus Supervisors, District Safety Coordinators, School Principals, Nurses and/or other school/district personnel who are involved in safety planning and crisis response should attend.

This workshop is typically offered in the Fall

Please click on one of the following workshop dates for more information:

This workshop is not currently offered at the District level.

Emergency Operations Centers for Schools

  • How to plan and organize a school or district's Emergency Operations Center.
  • When it is appropriate to open the Emergency Operations Center.
  • How to coordinate with county and local Emergency Operations Centers.

School Resource Officers, Campus Supervisors, District Safety Coordinators, School Principals, Nurses and/or other school/district personnel who are involved in safety planning and crisis response should attend.

Please click on one of the following workshop dates for more information:

This workshop is not currently offered at the District level.

Resources

Incident Command System

As described by FEMA, the Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazards incident management approach that:

  • Allows for the integration of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures and communications operating within a common organizational structure.
  • Enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and functional agencies, both public and private.
  • Establishes common processes for planning and managing resources.

ICS is flexible and can be used for incidents of any type, scope and complexity. ICS allows its users to adopt an integrated organizational structure to match the complexities and demands of single or multiple incidents.

ICS is used by all levels of government—federal, state, tribal and local—as well as by many nongovernmental organizations and the private sector. ICS is also applicable across disciplines. It is typically structured to facilitate activities in five major functional areas: Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics and Finance/Administration. All of the functional areas may or may not be used based on the incident needs. Intelligence/Investigations is an optional sixth functional area that is activated on a case-by-case basis.

As a system, ICS is extremely useful; not only does it provide an organizational structure for incident management but it also guides the process for planning, building and adapting that structure. Using ICS for every incident or planned event helps hone and maintain skills needed for the large-scale incidents.

Resources

FEMA Online Courses

ICS Position Guides

Operations Section Team Leader Guides

Contacts

Bob Mueller
Director, Student Attendance Safety and Well-Being
858-292-3786

Jim Crittenden
Project Specialist 
858-569-3136