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Incident Command Systems
Course: FSC224

First Term: 2009 Spring
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Methods for managing emergency incidents including command, control and coordination of response to all types of incidents, including hazardous materials, natural hazards, fire and multiple causality incidents. Emphasis on stabilization and protecting life, property, and environment

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Define Incident Command Systems (ICS), and explain its functions and principles. (I)
2. Describe the ICS structure and job responsibilities. (II)
3. Describe the organizational structure of ICS, and identify the key players involved. (III)
4. Name critical facilities used in ICS operations, and explain the purpose of each. (III)
5. Describe the importance of incident resource management and describe the kinds of resources available. (IV)
6. List resource status conditions used at an incident, and explain what each means. (IV)
7. List the items included in a Go Kit, and explain the uses of each item. (IV, V)
8. Describe deployment activities, including check-in, record- keeping, and communication. (V)
9. List the steps in demobilization. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. The Incident Command System
   A. Definition: concepts and principles
   B. History
   C. Components of ICS
II. The Incident Command Organization
   A. Assessing incident and determining contingencies
   B. Determining response and resources
   C. Building a plan: The organizational structure and key players
   D. Multi-agency coordination
III. Incident Facilities
   A. Command post
   B. Staging areas
   C. Bases
   D. Other facilities
IV. Incident Resource
   A. Incident resources
   B. Resource categories
   C. Tracking resources
V. Incident Command Assignments
   A. Pre-deployment readiness
   B. Deployment procedures
   C. Demobilization
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  6/24/2008

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