HSEM 110: Basic Incident Command System/ National Management System

Credits 2
Quarter Offered

This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher-level ICS training. This course describes the history, features, and principles and organization structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Course will meet ICS 100/200/700/800 requirements. This class may include students from multiple sections.

  1. Analyze the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and its application to coordinating and integrating a response to domestic incidents.
  2. Identify five major management functions.
  3. Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander and Command Staff.
  4. Determine when it is appropriate to institute a Unified or Area Command.
  5. Describe the Public Information Systems required by NIMS.
  6. Evaluate ways in which NIMS can affect how jurisdictions prepare for incidents and events.
  7. Describe how NIMS affects the way resources are managed.
  8. Describe the advantages of common communication and information management standards.
  9. Explain how NIMS will influence technology and technological systems required for emergency response.