ICEM | ICS 800 | National Response Framework (NRF)

The National Response Framework (NRF) ICS800 is the last final course of the ICS series. This deals the WHY and HOW of the National Response Framework. This course describes the principles and the framework of the NRF. It delves into the purpose of the coordinating structures and the roles they play during an incident. The lessons identifies the core  capabilities and discusses how they can be put to the best use in stabilizing community lifeline.

The following Lessons are covered in this chapter

  1. NRF Framework Overview
  2. Roles and Responsibilities
  3. Core Capabilities
  4. Coordinating Structures & Operational Planning

An excerpt from The National Response Framework (NRF) ICS800

To assist response partners in effectively carrying out the Response mission, the National Response Framework:

  • Identifies capabilities that are essential for response and community lifelines stabilization
  • Indicates the actions necessary to build and deliver the required capabilities
  • Describes key roles and responsibilities for integrating capabilities across the whole community
  • Outlines how the Response mission area relates to other mission areas

Some NGOs are officially designated as support elements to national response capabilities:

  • The American Red Cross is chartered by Congress to provide relief to survivors of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  • National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) is an association of organizations that mitigates and alleviates the impact of disasters; provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities impacted by a disaster. National VOAD is a consortium of over 70 national organizations and 56 territorial and state equivalents.
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC): Within the NCMEC, the National Emergency Child Locator Center (NECLC) facilitates the expeditious identification of children and their reunification with their families.

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Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for one CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMT Recertification  curriculum and the Initial EMT Course.  If you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

Course Curriculum

ICEM | ICS 800 | National Response Framework (NRF)

  • Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – NRF Overview
  • Lesson 2 – Roles and Responsibilities
  • Lesson 3 – Core Capabilities
  • Lesson 4 – Coordinating Structures and Operational Planning
  • Lesson 5 – Chapter Review
  • ICEM | ICS 800 | National Response Framework (NRF) | quiz
Course Duration: 0

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