Learn a proven incident site management system for emergencies or disasters. Students will be introduced to an effective system for command, control, and coordination of response at an emergency site. The Incident Command System (ICS) is recognized as a flexible and scalable all-hazards system, which provides a common response framework suitable to any size of event. Gain a basic understanding of the Incident Command System, its organization, principles, basic structure and common responsibilities. This course is the first in a series of ICS training courses and will be of particular interest to first responders and those who have a site-support role in an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). (Formerly CMD110)
COURSE FORMAT: This 7-hour course is available online, by correspondence, or in a classroom-based format, and includes an exam.
ONLINE: The online format of this course is self-paced and part-time. An email address is required for students taking online courses. Students will receive their login instructions by email shortly after completing the registration process. If an email is not received, please contact the registration office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-528-5590 or 1-877-528-5591. NOTE: Students will need to complete the course and the exam prior to the class end date.
CORRESPONDENCE: The correspondence format of this course is self-paced and part-time. To receive the course materials and exam by correspondence, contact the Emergency Management Division at 604-528-5797. Please note that correspondence manuals are available in English and French.
CLASSROOM-BASED: Classroom-based learning is only available to groups/organizations on a contract basis. For more information, contact the coordinator at 604-528-5563.
OTHER INFO: All course materials will be provided and no special equipment is required. Please note that all Emergency Management Division courses require 100% attendance.
CEUs: This course provides CEUs for the following organizations: 1) the Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) - 0.6 CEU, and 2) the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) - 0.5 CEU.