ICS 200 | Basic ICS for Initial Response

The Basic ICS for Initial Response ICS200 is the second course of the ICS series.  This course provides you with the context of how NIMS characteristics relate to the Incident Command and the Unified Command. It discussed the Authority process, organizational components, briefings and meetings and how the transfer command should take place

The following Lessons are covered in this chapter

  1. Course overview
  2. Incident Command and Unified Command
  3. Delegation of authority and management by objectives
  4. Functional areas and positions
  5. Incident briefings and meetings
  6. Organizational flexibility
  7. Transfer of command
  8. Application activity

An excerpt from The Basic ICS for Initial Response ICS200

An Incident Command, Section, or Branch may have one or more Deputy Incident Commanders. ICS only requires that a Deputy be fully qualified and equally capable of assuming the position. To designate a Deputy Incident Commander is for three primary reasons: to perform specific tasks as requested by the Incident Commander and to perform incident command functions in a relief capacity, like taking over for the next operational period. The Deputy will assume the primary role and represent an assisting agency that might share jurisdiction or gain jurisdiction in the future.

Activation of the Command Staff depends on the needs of the incident, and it will only be activated if a command position is needed. A Liaison Officer may not be required if there are no outside agencies or organizations to coordinate with. The Command Staff comprises a public information officer, a liaison officer, and a safety officer.

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.
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  • 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

ICS 200 | Basic ICS for Initial Response

  • Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Course Overview
  • Lesson 2- Incident Command and Unified Command
  • Lesson 3 – Delegation of Authority and Management by Objectives
  • Lesson 4 – Functional Areas and Positions
  • Lesson 5 – Incident Briefings and Meetings
  • Lesson 6 – Organizational flexibility
  • Lesson 7 – Transfer of Command
  • Lesson 8 – Application Activity
  • Lesson 9 – Chapter Review
  • ICEM | ICS 200 | Basic ICS for Initial Response | QUIZ
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