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Operations Section Chief
Hosted by Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)

This course is designed to meet all the requirements and training needs of the Operations Section Chief for a Type 2 Incident Management Team. The Division/Group Supervisor - EPA 339 training is a pre-requisite to the Operations Section Chief Training.

Target Group
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 level courses, IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to fulfill the Operations Section Chief position on an Incident Management Team.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts and use of divisions, groups and branches to effectively manage all-risk incident operations
  • Demonstrate effective information gathering practices to assess incident assignments and determine immediate actions
  • Describe effective information sharing practices
  • Describe why and when tactics may need to be adjusted
  • Demonstrate Operations Section Chief’s role in an Operational Period Briefing
  • Describe Operation Section Chief’s role in managing and adjusting the operational organization
  • Describe Operation Section Chief’s role in risk assessment and safety management
  • Describe the Operations Section Chief's role in developing the operational portion of an Incident Action Plan
  • Describe the Operation Section Chief's role in developing and implementing contingency plans and demobilization plans

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: 

For general information contact Registrar by telephone at 513-251-7669 or via e-mail at

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Bullet  Philadelphia, PA
  August 13, 2019 - August 16, 2019
Bullet  Philadelphia, PA
Postponed - Event Details
  May 07, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Bullet  Groveport, OH
  March 23, 2016 - March 24, 2016
Bullet  Groveport, OH
Cancelled - Event Details
  February 03, 2016 - February 04, 2016
Bullet  Addison, TX
  September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015
Bullet  Fitchburg, WI
Cancelled - Event Details
  April 16, 2013 - April 18, 2013
Bullet  Fitchburg, WI
Cancelled - Event Details
  August 14, 2012 - August 17, 2012
Bullet  Boston, MA
  December 13, 2011 - December 15, 2011
Bullet  Chicago, IL
  December 08, 2010 - December 10, 2010
Bullet  Addison, TX
  November 03, 2010 - November 05, 2010
Bullet  Addison, TX
Postponed - Event Details
  July 07, 2010 - July 09, 2010
Bullet  Colorado Springs, CO
  August 13, 2007 - August 15, 2007
Bullet  Lakewood, CO
  May 08, 2006 - May 12, 2006
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