This course provides participants with course work and hands-on training for the position of Situation Unit Leader on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a Situation Unit Leader and the relationship of the Situation Unit Leader to other personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents and software programs that may be used by the Situation Unit Leader.
Instructional methods include lectures, videos, class discussions and group exercises. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance.
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnelwho have completed the Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, and 300,and IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be part of an Incident Management Team.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
Identify the Situation Unit's mission and function
Understand the management and leadership function of the Situation Unit Leader
Describe the positions in the Situation Unit and the duties of each position
Define the interactions of the SITL with other functional positions in the incident management team
Describe the types of and sources of information that the Situation Unit utilizes
List the products that the Situation Unit prepares or assists in preparing
Complete a Situation Report (SitRep)
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