ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents Course
 Course ID: 1026866
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: DSHS-300
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
Course Description:

TX DSHS ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents Course

(Registration may be restricted based on course host limitations.)

Course Duration:  24 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


 1. How ICS fits into the Command and Management component of NIMS.

 2. Unified Command functions on a multi-jurisdiction or multi-agency incident.

 3. ICS Form 215A, Safety Analysis, is used with the ICS Form 215 to mitigate hazards to tactical operations.

 4. Incidents can best be managed by appropriate and early designation of primary staff members and by delegating authority to the lowest practical level.

 5. Importance of establishing proper span of control for aviation resources and facilities

 6. Importance of demobilization planning. Describe how ICS Form 215, Operational Planning Worksheet, is used to manage incident or event resources.

 7. Differences between single-point and multi-point resource ordering and the reasons for each.

 8. Reporting relationships and information flow within the organization.

 9. Differences between Deputies and Assistants.

 10. ICS reporting and working relationships for Technical Specialists and Agency Representatives.

 11. Methods and tools used to assess incident/event complexity.

 12. Types of agency(s) policies and guidelines that influence management of incident or event activities.

 13. Process for developing incident objectives, strategies, and tactics.

 14. Steps in transferring and assuming incident command

 15. Role and use of ICS forms and supporting materials included in an IAP for effective incident/event management.

 16. Strategy meeting, tactics meeting, planning meeting, operational period briefing, and team meeting.

 List the:

 1. ICS positions that may include Deputies and describe Deputy Roles and responsibilities.

 2. Minimum staffing requirements within each organizational element for at least two incidents of different sizes.

 3. Advantages of Unified Command.

 4. Major sections in a demobilization plan.

 5. Define and identify the primary features of Unified Command.

 6. Given a simulated situation, demonstrate roles and reporting relationships under a Unified Command that involves agencies within the same jurisdiction and under multi-jurisdiction conditions.

 7. As part of an exercise, develop incident objectives for a simulated incident.

 Identify and Explain the:

 1. Criteria for determining when the Incident Action Plan (IAP) should be prepared in writing.

 2. Differences between planning for incidents and events.

 3. Recognize agency-specific aviation policies and procedures as they relate to safety.


 1. Major planning steps including logistical concerns, cost-benefit analysis, understanding the situation, developing and implementing the plan, and evaluating the plan.

 2. Given a scenario, describe appropriate strategies and tactics to meet incident objectives.

3. Conduct a tactics meeting and complete an ICS 215, Operational Planning Worksheet, and ICS 215A, Incident Safety Analysis, using the strategies and tactics from the scenario.


 1. Responsibility statements to each ICS organizational element.


 1. And describe basic principles of resource management.

 2. The basic steps involved in managing incident resources.

 3. Key considerations associated with resource management and the reasons for each.

 4. The organizational elements at the incident that can order resources.

 5. The impact of agency-specific policies, procedures, and agreements upon demobilization planning.

 6. The ICS titles of personnel who have responsibilities in developing and implementing the demobilization plan and list their duties.

 7. The need for transfer of command or closeout.

 8. The process involved in a closeout meeting.

 9. The importance of planning for incidents/events. 

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
Emergency Responders / Receivers
Public Health
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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