WHO……………….All members of volunteer, paid or part-paid departments of cities and industries who want the latest
training in National Incident Management System and related skills. This training is recommended for all Emergency
Response personnel, firefighters, hospital staff, law enforcement, public works/utility personnel, skilled support
personnel and school, city and county officials who require a higher level of NIMS/ICS training.

WHY………………..National Incident Management System training is one of the important elements that state,
territorial, tribal and local entities must complete to become fully compliant with NIMS from FEMA and Homeland
Security. Jurisdictions are required to meet the FY07 NIMS requirements as a condition of receiving federal
preparedness funding assistance. ICS-300 and ICS-400 training will continue to be an essential NIMS training
requirement in future years. During the conduct of this training, students move away from awareness training (IS700, IS-800, ICS-100, and ICS-200) to practical application of ICS (i.e. establishing a command structure based on a
scenario, development of an incident action plan, etc.). The next step in the training process will be for students to
develop core competencies by completing ICS position specific training.

NIMS – ISC-300: Intermediate ICS for expanding incidents for first responders
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven Incident management strategies and practices as well
as to enhance teamwork and coordination among the agency's "mid-level managers and command staff" directly
responsible for emergency response to incidents of all types; "all hazards" in which the Incident Command System
(ICS) will be employed. The course utilizes scenarios and application exercises to highlight key issues and facilitate
discussion. The concluding tabletop exercise is intended to allow participants to apply the information provided

NIMS – ISC-400: Advanced ICS and Multi-agency Coordination
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices as well
as to enhance teamwork and coordination among all response agencies' officers directly responsible for emergency
response to a WMD/terrorism incident or other "Incident of National Significance". The course is specifically
intended for those emergency response personnel who have duties that require that they be directly involved in
incident management or command at either a "field" Incident command post (ICP) or in a city, county, or regional
emergency operations center (EOC). Topics covered in this course include:  Incident Command System review for

Command and General Staff  Major and / or Complex Incidents/Event Management  Area Command
 Multi-Agency Coordination during the course in a controlled environment. Topics covered in this course include:
 Incident Command System Overview  Unified Command  Incident Response Management
 Incident/Event Agency Guidance / Develop SMART Objectives  Incident Action Planning with practical application
(develop written Incident Action Plan)