TX DSHS ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents Course
(Registration may be restricted based on course host limitations.)
Course Duration: 16 hours (This course requires a minimum of 12 participants. Courses with fewer than 12 participants two weeks from the start date will not be held.)
Explain how major incidents pose special management challenges.
Describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established.
Describe the circumstances in which multi-agency coordination systems are established.
Describe types of agency (ies) policies, guidelines, and agreements that influence management of incident or event activities.
Describe issues that influence incident complexity and the tools available to analyze complexity.
Describe the process for transfer of command.
Describe the primary guidelines and responsibilities of the Command and General Staff positions and list the major steps in the planning process.
Describe the purposes and responsibilities of Agency Representatives or Technical Specialists, reporting relationships, and how they can be used effectively within the incident organization.
Define the advantages of Unified Command and list the kinds of situations that may call for a Unified Command organization. Describe how Unified Command functions on a multi-jurisdiction or multi-agency incident.
List the principal factors often found in or related to major and/or complex incidents/ events.
List the four expansion options for incident/event organization and describe the conditions under which they would be applied.
Describe the kinds of incident/event management problems that can occur due to a lack of multi-agency coordination. Define essential terms related to multi-agency coordination.
Identify the major guidelines for establishing and using multi-agency coordination groups and systems. Provide examples of the different levels at which multi-agency coordination is commonly accomplished.
Identify the primary components of a multi-agency coordination system.
Describe examples of entities that may provide multi-agency coordination. List the responsibilities of multi-agency coordination entities.
Identify the principal positions within a multi-agency coordination system. Identify differences between Area Command, Unified Command, and multi-agency coordination entities.
Note: This course includes a significant amount of required reading for the participant during the course sessions.
NOTE: If you require a special accommodation please contact the course provider.
Originally posted: 24 March 2011