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VI Hams encouraged to take ICS Classes ahead of storm season

VI Hams encouraged to take ICS Classes ahead of storm season

February 27, 2018 11:26 am0 comments

The VI Ham Radio club would like to encourage local Amateur Radio Operators who are interested in providing assistance after disasters to take the following Incident Command System (ICS) classes.  Successful passing of these classes is a MUST for anyone who desires to work in the VITEMA EOC.  It is essential that we understand the command, control & procedural environment in which we as volunteers will operate.  Once passed you will receive a certificate of completion.  To take theses classes you will first need to get a FEMA SID so that all of your credit is associated with your account.  This is very easy to do.

The classes take about an hour each and can all be completed on-line.  Exams are also on-line.

IS-100 – Introduction to the Incident Command System

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
https://emilms.fema.gov/IS100b/index.htm

IS-200 – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. 

IS-700 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) – An Introduction

This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
https://emilms.fema.gov/IS700aNEW/index.htm

IS-800 – National Response Framework (NRF) – An Introduction

The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.
https://emilms.fema.gov/IS800B/index.htm
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