Incident Command System (ICS) Resources for November

Putting ICS into practice is not always easy, especially when opportunities to practice or apply ICS principles is limited. Below are some resources that you can use to better understand how ICS works, how you can apply ICS, and resources to support your implementation of ICS principles.

FEMA. (2011, June 17). Retrieved November 07, 2017, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nKaD39LmdY

Click the image below to access the FEMA ICS Resource Center:

 Snapshot of the FEMA ICS Resource Center

Snapshot of the FEMA ICS Resource Center

Interested in taking an ICS course? There are a multitude of classes to take online, on your own time, through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI). Courses range from introductory courses such as: ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System and ICS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction, to more advanced classes such as: ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents or ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff

Follow this link to access FEMA EMI courses: https://training.fema.gov/nims/.


ICS and Emergency Preparedness fluency comes with education, practice, and skill development.  To better understand how we can prepare effectively for the unknown, Gordon Graham provides an exceptional lecture on "high risk, low frequency" incidents, how we can prepare for them, and how we need to change our mindset to address these issues. 

GlenRoseFireFighter. (2012, July 27). Retrieved November 07, 2017, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og9Usv82CdU