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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.  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:

IS-100 – Introduction to Incident Command System

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

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

IS-800 – National Resource Framework, an Introduction

There are also other advanced ICS classes which involve interaction and table top exercises which are beneficial.  Additional information about these classes can be found at:,