This 2-day course meets all the requirements and training needs of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for Advanced Incident Command System training.
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel that have successfully completed Incident Command and related training, I-100, I-200, ICS-300, 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:
Summarize principal responsibilities for each Command and General Staff member.
Describe the roles of deputies and assistants in incident management.
Describe the purposes and responsibilities of agency representatives, reporting relationships, and how they can be effectively used within the incident organization.
Describe areas of cost sharing which might apply under a Unified Command structure.
List the principal factors often found in, or related to, major and / or complex incidents.
List the four expansion options for incident organization and describe the conditions under which they would be applied.
Define Area Command.
Identify differences between Area Command, Unified Command, Multi-agency Coordination Systems, and Emergency Operations Centers.
List the principal advantages of using Area Command.
Describe how, when, and where Area Command would be established.
Describe the Area Command organization.
Identify six primary functional responsibilities of Area Command.
The classroom version of this course is delivered over two days (14 to 16 hours)
The virtual version of this course is delivered over three 5.5-hours per day or fewer via MS TEAMs
Continuing Education Units: 1.3
Unless otherwise specified, THIS COURSE, AND OTHER ERTP COURSES, IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
IMPORTANT NOTICES – Applicable to all ERTP courses :
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.
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.
Intended for U.S. EPA personnel or by invitation.
Class hours each day are 8:00 to 5:00, unless otherwise indicated.
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: