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Event Name: ICS-300: Intermediate ICS
Hosted By: Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
Event Description:

This 2.5-day course meets all the requirements and training needs of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for Intermediate Incident Command System training.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel only or by invitation that have successfully completed Incident Command and related training,  I-100, I-200, IS-700b and IS-800d level training, and who will hold supervisory positions within an ICS organization.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Match responsibility statements to each ICS organizational element
  • List ICS positions which may include deputies, and describe roles and responsibilities
  • Describe differences between deputies and assistants
  • Describe ICS reporting and working relationships for technical specialists and agency representatives
  • Describe reporting relationships and information flow within the organization
  • Describe the steps in transferring and assuming incident command
  • List the major elements included in the incident briefing
  • Develop sample organizations around a major event. Organizational development will include the use of all appropriate sections and organizational modules
  • Describe how incidents can best be managed by appropriate and early designation of primary staff members and by proper delegation of authority
  • Describe how Unified Command functions on a multi-jurisdiction or multi-agency incident
  • List the minimum staffing requirements within each organizational element for at least two incidents of different sizes
  • Describe the role and use of forms in effective incident management
  • Identify and describe four basic principles of resource management
  • Identify the basic steps involved in managing incident resources
  • Know the contents of, and how the Operational Planning Worksheet (ICS Form 215) is used
  • Identify the organizational elements at the incident that can order resources
  • Describe the differences between single and multipoint resource ordering and the reasons for each
  • Describe why and how resources are assigned to staging areas, camps, and direct tactical assignments
  • Describe the purpose and importance of planning for resource demobilization
  • Identify five key considerations associated with resource management and reasons for each
  • List the major steps involved in the planning process
  • Give the ICS titles of personnel who have responsibilities in developing the Incident Action Plan and list their duties
  • Explain the use of operational periods in the planning process, and how operational periods are derived
  • Explain the function of the Operational Planning Worksheet and other forms which may be used in preparing the Incident Action Plan
  • Explain the criteria for determining when the Incident Action Plan should be prepared in writing
  • Identify the kinds of supporting materials included in an Incident Action Plan
  • List the major sections in a Demobilization Plan
  • Identify the steps built into ICS design to compensate for previous incident management problem
  • Define Unified Command
  • Define the advantages of Unified Command and define the kinds of applications which may call for a Unified Command organization
  • Identify the primary features of a Unified Command organization
  • Describe areas of cost sharing which might apply under a Unified Command structure

The classroom version of this course is delivered over two and a half days (18 to 20 hours).

The virtual version of this course is delivered over four 5.5-hour days via MS TEAMs

Continuing Education Units: 1.8 to 2.2

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

IMPORTANT NOTICES – Applicable to all ERTP courses :

  1. ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system. Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted. Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Training location’s availability;
    • COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;
    • Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
    • Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
    • Contractual number of available course training slots;
    • EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
    • Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.

    In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.
  2. For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.). If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.
Event Host:Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
Additional Information:

Course Dates are 6/26 - 6/28/2023 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday - Tuesday) & 8:00 am to 10:00 am  (Wednesday)

Intended for U.S. EPA  Region 8 personnel or by invitation.  

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; students will be provided loaner copies of the student manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal use from the following address:


Once a registration is approved, the applicant will receive a confirmed enrollment email notification (usually in the form of a confirmed Outlook email calendar event (that is not identified as “Hold the Date”).


*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*


Conference Spending Requirements(known as the “5170”) -Applicable to all ERTP in-person courses & training dates– All EPA staff travel spending will be closely monitored/scrutinized for 5170 cost-monitoring requirements.  All EPA staff registering for the above course registration links are requested to notify the EPA/Region staff identified at the bottom of this webpage in advance and provide the preliminary cost estimate details in writing via email.  The Region POC and/or other EPA staff are responsible for tracking EPA 5170 spending for this training event.  Travel spending includes all funds to be paid for by EPA.  The 5170 conference spending requirement is not applicable to participants external to EPA, where EPA is not funding travel.

EPA travel spending “Project Code for this training event:  The unique project code for this training event is ME080813.****

****Participants are responsible for ensuring this code, once it is assigned, is used in the Site Project field under the Accounting tab in Concur.  This code must be used for all travel authorizations, travel vouchers, and local travel vouchers related to this specific training course event.  For the code shown as “TBD”, upon receipt of OCFO’s approval this webpage will be updated to add the approved code.  For TA’s approved in advance, it is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure the TA is amended to add the correct project code(s) and/or MUSTbe added to the final Travel Voucher.  For some back-to-back delivered courses, two different unique travel codes may be required.  If needed, your FCO/Funds Certifying Official can provide assistance to ensure the code is entered correctly in Concur. 


****Note:  ERTP’s training contractors are NOT involved in EPA’s internal 5170 conference spending processes or approvals.  All 5170 related questions are to be forwarded to the Region course POC, or Region Training Coordinator, and/or the EPA ERTP Contracting Officer Representatives (COR’s).

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: June 26, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Event Ends: June 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM
For questions about this event, please contact: Registrar
Phone: 513-251-7669
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 8
1595 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80202
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Location Contact Information: Gina Cristiano
Phone: 303-312-6688


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