ARES course by FEMA

Dispatched Jan. 26, 2011

FEMA course IS-100 has been updated,

Retake is not required, but take it if you haven’t.  It is highly recommended by ARC Vice President -Ian N8IK

IS-100.b – Introduction to Incident Command System,

Course Date – 12 October, 2010

EMI has revised the ICS 100 course to reflect lessons learned since its release in 2006. This course is NIMS compliant and uses the objectives developed collaboratively by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, the United States Fire Administration, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Emergency Management Institute.

Note: IS-100.b is an updated version of the IS-100.a course. If you have successfully completed IS-100 or IS-100.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

Course Date – 9 August, 2010

Course Overview

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United States Fire Administrations National Fire Programs Branch

Primary Audience

Persons involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts.

NIMS Compliance

This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for I-100.

Prerequisites – N/A

CEUs  0.3

Course Length – Approximately 3 hours (including final exam