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ICS 402 – Incident Command System Summary for Executives

Course Overview
This course is intended to provide a forum to discuss the agency’s strategic and executive level preparedness and response issues and challenges related to WMD/terrorism and other incidents of national significance.  It is also intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven strategies and practices as well as enhanced teamwork and coordination among the agency’s senior officials responsible for emergency response to a major incident.  It will be conducted as a facilitated workshop and will integrate multimedia scenarios and vignettes that highlight the key issues and facilitate discussion


  • Define the role of an Executive relative to the ICS
  • Describe the various ways ICS can be applied
  • Describe the basic organization of ICS and know the functional responsibilities of the Command and General Staffs
  • Describe basic ICS terminology
  • Identify the differences between incident/event ICS organizations and the activities accomplished by area Commands, EOC’s and MACS
  • Describe the major responsibilities of an Executive as related to an incident/event, including the agency administrator briefing and delegation of authority
  • Explain the administrative, logistical, financial and reporting implications of large incident/event level considerations operations

Elected officials, senior executive, senior managers and agency administrators with policy responsibilities, but without specific ICS or Multi-Agency Coordination System function/roles or responsibilities.

NIMS Compliance    
This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for ICS-402.

Length of Course
2-4 Hours

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