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Finance and Administration Section Chief
Hosted by Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)

This course provides participants course work and hands-on training for the position of Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a FSC and the relationship of the FSC to other incident personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The course reviews the Job Aids, which include the role and responsibilities, of various Unit Leaders such as the Time Unit Leader, Cost Unit Leader, and Procurement Unit Leader, and Comp/Claims Unit Leader. The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents and software programs that may use by an FSC. Instructional methods include lectures, class discussions, graded evaluations, and group exercises. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance and who obtain a total course score of 70% or higher.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, 300, and 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) in the overall management of the Finance/Administration Section
  • Discuss options for funding the incident and discuss procurement processes
  • Describe the relationship of the FSC to other incident personnel, incident agency personnel, and other contacts
  • Describe the role of the FSC in the development, review, and update of incident related documents, e.g., Site Safety Plan, Demobilization Plan, Incident Action Plan, Interagency Agreements, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Agreements, and Emergency Fund Agreements
  • Describe the role of the FSC in the development of the incident finance package (official files)

Note: A calculator is recommended.

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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