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Incident Command System (ICS) Courses

Format: Resident, Exportable

Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 (HSPD-5) requires all Federal Departments and Agencies to adopt National Incident Management System (NIMS) for domestic incident management.  NIMS and the National Response Framework (NRF) established an all-discipline, all-hazards approach to the management of domestic incidents. 

On November 29, 2005, the Deputy Secretary of Defense signed Implementation of the National Response Framework and National Response Plan, which requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to fully implement the NIMS. These courses provide individual and service specific hands-on didactic training with NIMS.

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI), located at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmetsburg, MD, offers a broad range of NIMS-related training, on-line and in-resident. With the support of EMI and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Division of Emergency Management; DMRTI provides several courses needed for individuals to become NIMS compliant. 

The following courses are delivered in an instructor-led classroom training only:

  • IS-402:  Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Executives/Senior Officials - This course is for elected officials, senior executive, senior managers, and agency administrators with a policy responsibility that do not have a specific ICS or Multiagency Coordination System function/role or responsibility.        
    * Upon request of the individual unit.
  • ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents - This course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of ICS. ICS 300 expands upon information covered in ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses.
  • ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System, Command and General Staff - This course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of ICS.  ICS 400 expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through ICS 300.

ICS courses are exportable. Please email the course contact for further information.

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Upcoming Courses

*Course dates cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.  Dates may be rescheduled once approved.

ICS 300:Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ICS 400:Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
19-21 Jan 2021, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX * 02-03 August 2021, DHHQ, Falls Church, VA
06-08 Apr 2021, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX *
02-04 Jun 2021, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX
18-20 Aug 2021, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX   

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