This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Planning Section Chief on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. Specific Topics include: Resource Unit Leader (RESL) , Situation Unit Leader (SITL), Documentation Unit Leader (DOCL) and Environmental Unit Leader (ENVL) functional position review; information gathering and evaluation; strategies, meetings and briefings; Incident Action Plan preparation; interactions and information exchange; forms, documents and supplies; and demobilization and closeout.
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, level courses and who have been identified to fulfill the Planning Section Chief position on an Incident Management Team.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
Describe incident information needs, data gathering methods and data evaluation processes.
Describe the PSC role in the transition briefing, the planning review meeting, the operational briefing, and other meetings and briefings .
Describe the components of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and who is responsible for preparing them.
Describe the PSC role in the preparation of the IAP and other documents .
Describe specific elements of the Situation Report (SitRep) and indentify the ICS functional units responsible for generating each element.
Conduct an operational briefing.
Describe demobilization planning and IMT closeout procedures.
In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at