Lexington Emergency Management’s facility is always busy with meetings, classes and exercises that are all designed to improve the ability of agencies to prepare for, respond to and take care of emergency situations and disasters. Lexington EM and Kentucky Emergency Management are hosting the ICS-300 class today through Friday in our emergency operations center (EOC).
In order to do so, agencies follow the Incident Management System (ICS) that provides a structure for emergency response. No matter what the emergency, ICS provides a structure that allows first responders to manage the emergency quickly, efficiently and effectively.
ICS-300 provides an in-depth focus on the NIMS Incident Command System (ICS) that includes the tools, practices and procedures that are available in ICS to effectively manage emergency incidents or planned local events at a local Type 3 level. Expanding upon ICS-100 and -200, this course ensures that responders understand the basic ICS concepts that allow an incident management organization to expand and contract as needed to fit the incident and maintain its operational effectiveness.
Specific Course Topics
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Initial response activities
- Staffing and organizing
- Relationships and interactions with staff and other stakeholders
- Executive level interactions
- Command’s direction
- Exercise Learning Components
- Meetings, Briefings and Support Activities
- IAP Prep and Approval
- Executing Plan and Assessing Progress
- External Coordination
- Transitioning and Demobilization
- Target Audience
Responders who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents, such as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.
Duration: Three days (24 hours)
Pre-requisite (recommended): Successful completion of ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, and IS-800