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Military Health System

Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Course

Format: Resident, Exportable

Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) is an incident command system designed for hospitals and intended for use in both emergency and non-emergency situations. It provides hospitals of all sizes with tools needed to advance their emergency preparedness and response capability—both individually and as members of the broader response community.

HICS is a 2-day course that provides attendees the tools necessary to ensure the safety of patients, personnel, the facility, and ensure business continuity, financial recovery, as well restoration of “normal” operations.

Compliance with NIMS is a condition for any healthcare organization receiving Federal assistance.

  • Using ICS concepts and principles enables organizations to meet one component of NIMS compliance and promotes collaborative participation in a larger, national system.
  • NIMS promotes a coordinated effort among all primary and secondary response agencies to better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from events and incidents.
  • U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) have incorporated HICS into their emergency management programs comply with The Joint Commission Standards.

HICS is an exportable course. Please email the course contact for further information.

Recommended Courses

You can complete these courses online or attend an in-resident course.

  • IS-100 Introduction to ICS
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700 NIMS, An Introduction
  • IS-800 National Response Framework

Upcoming Courses

Dates Locations
All courses cancelled until further notice. 

All course dates may be rescheduled if the minimum student quota requirement has not been met. In the rare event of course cancellation or date change, DMRTI will notify all students as soon as changes are confirmed. Confirmed registered students will have priority in the next course.

Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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