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FSC 185 NWCG Basic Incident Command System, I-200
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A-F and S/U
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Description: Designed to introduce Wildland Firefighters to the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) associated with incident-related performance in wildfires. This course is part one in a series of seven to meet the requirements to obtain NWCG certification for Engine Boss, per National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG standardized course). Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option available. Prerequisite: FSC180.

Prerequisites: FSC180

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the principle features of the ICS.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe how the ICS is used to meet the organizational needs of both large and small incidents.
3. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the Five Primary Functions of the ICS.
4. (Analysis Level) Describe and analyze management by objectives, unity and chain of command, transfer of command, unified command, span of control, and organizational flexibility.
5. (Synthesis Level) Examine and describe common terminology, personnel accountability, integrated communications, resource management, and how to develop an incident action plan, and develop a plan for implementation.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze and explain how the ICS develops at an incident, how it expands, contracts and transfers command.
7. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and explain how facilities work at different stages and bases.
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze types of resources and explain how to use them.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet current National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) module for I-200.
2. Successful completion of the National Interagency Incident Management System ICS examination with a score of 70% or greater.

National Wildland Fire Training S-200:
http://www.nationalfiretraining.net/course_catalog/index/filter/filter.html#