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INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS) Training Workshop

This course aims to promote effective Emergency response by Familiarizing the participants with the Incident Command System (ICS) as a field system for responding to both planned and unplanned events and incidents by providing a common language for all emergency responders. This course will therefore prepare you and your organization to coordinate with other response partners from all levels of government and the private sector by providing an organizational structure that allows all to meld together rapidly in response to the requirements of the unfolding emergencies.

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Online via Live Zoom Classes

2 Weeks

17th - 28th June 2024

HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

5 days

TBC

Course Objectives

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the principles, characteristics and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS).

  • Describe the ICS functional areas and the roles of the Incident Commander, Command Staff and the General Staff roles within ICS.

  • Describe the delegation of authority process, implementing authorities, management by objectives, and preparedness plans and objectives for effective resource management.

  • Describe and Explain different types of transfer of command briefings and procedures

  • Explain the requirements for expanding incidents and incident close-out procedures.

Training Programme

MODULE 1. INTRODUCTION

  • Principles of Disaster Management

  • Disaster management cycle

  • Core Capabilities for Response

MODULE 2. OVERVIEW OF THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS)

  • Incident typing

  • Purpose and benefits of incident command system

  • Basic features of ICS

  • Incident Commander and Command Staff Functions

  • General Staff Functions

MODULE 3: INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS) FOR INITIAL ACTION INCIDENTS

  • Leadership and Management Within ICS

  • Communication and Information Management

  • Complexity Analysis

  • Resource management within Initial Action Incidents

MODULE 4: BRIEFINGS

  • Types of briefings and meetings

  • ICS Forms and Tools

  • Common responsibilities within ICS

MODULE 5: INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS) FOR EXPANDING INCIDENTS

  • Unified Command

  • Planning for incidents and events

  • Resource management for expanding Incidents

  • Demobilization, close-out, and transfer of command

Certification
Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successful completion of the training.
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