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Incident Command

When supporting our Federal and Territorial partner agencies, hams utilize the Incident Command System, or ICS.  ICS is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response and provides a common hierarchy within which responders from multiple agencies can interact more effectively.  

Any ham wishing to support the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) must have successfully completed the four core ICS introductory classes.  The classes are available on-line at the links below and take about an hour each to complete. 

These courses require you to register for a FEMA SID (Student ID) before starting the classes.  You can do this on the bottom right side of any of the links above or directly here: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

IS-100 – Introduction to Incident Command System
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b

IS-200 – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.b

IS-700 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) – An Introduction
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=is-700.a

IS-800 – National Resource Framework, an Introduction
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.c

There are also other advanced ICS classes which involve interaction and table top exercises however these are not required to work in the VITEMA emergency operation center (EOC).  Additional information about these classes can be found at: https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/icsresource/trainingmaterials.htm,