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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

"PREPARE TODAY FOR THE UNKNOWN"

FEMA On-Line Courses for First Responders
and Ham Radio Emergency Communicators

ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
SOURCE: Emergency Management Institute
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).The Emergency Management Institute developed ICS 100, Introduction to ICS (IS-100) course, in collaboration with:
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • USFA's National Fire Programs Branch

See FAQ page regarding requirements for first responders. As hams are on the front line of defense, we are built in to many plans.



SOURCE: Emergency Management Institute

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

* - IS-100 is a pre-requisite to the IS-200 course.
See FAQ page





IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
SOURCE: Emergency Management Institute
This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete. It explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS. The course also contains "Planning Activity" screens giving you an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this course. The planning activity screens are printable so that you can use them after you complete the course.

See FAQ page

IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction
SOURCE: Emergency Management Institute
This course introduces you to the NRP, including the concept of operations upon which the plan is built, roles and responsibilities of the key players, and the organizational structures used to manage these resources. The NRP provides a framework to ensure that we can all work together when our Nation is threatened.

See FAQ page

*** These courses are strongly encouraged for all amateurs that respond as a commincations volunteer. Taking the ICS-100 and ICS-700 is highly recommended for all vonteers. More courses are required depending on the hams abilities and interest.

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