ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents Course
 Course ID: 1026868
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: DSHS-400
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
Course Description:

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.)

Course Objectives

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

Subject Area(s):
General Public Health
Emergency Management
General Public Health Staff
Emergency Management
Administrators / Directors / Managers
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Senior Level-non supervisory staff
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Advanced
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions: Registration may be restricted due to limitations imposed by course host. Please contact PreparednessTrainers@dshs.state.tx.us for information regarding restricted registration. Pre-requisites for this course (ICS-400) are IS-700, IS-100, IS-200, IS-800, and ICS-300. Proof of completion of these courses may be emailed to PreparednessTrainers@dshs.state.tx.us or faxed to 512-776-7472 (attn. Laura Gehrig). THESE COURSES ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ENTER THE COURSE AND PROOF OF COMPLETION MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE COURSE START DATE. Transcripts and certificates for courses that have been completed through the FEMA website in the past can be obtained by following the instructions at http://training.fema.gov/IS/isfaqdetails.asp?id=16&cat=Certificate%20and%20Transcript.
Sponsor: Texas Department of State Health Services - Community Preparedness Section
Accreditations: none
Special Notes: This course is provided/taught by members of the TX DSHS Community Preparedness Training Group.
Course Contacts
Name: Laura Gehrig
Phone: 512-776-3453
email: laura.gehrig@dshs.state.tx.us
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April 12, 2017
Excellent course that was very interactive.
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