Emergency Management

Incident Command System Training

Incident Command System training is a requirement for

  • Local government agencies

  • Fire agencies

  • Emergency Medical Services agencies

  • Law enforcement agencies

  • Public works

  • Healthcare/hospitals, and

  • Schools and higher education institutions.

Incident Command System training is recommended but not required for

  • Non-governmental entities

  • Private sector entities

ICS Training is available in two options:

  1. Online training through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute, or

  2. Classroom delivery offered throughout the year.

Online Training

Classroom Training

  • Available for ICS 300, 400, 700 and 800

  • Training usually conducted at the Grant County Emergency Operations Center in Moses Lake

Classroom training length

FEMA requires instructors to teach to a minimum amount of time (not just teach the lessons) to ensure students are familiar with the information. The length of classroom training sessions are:

  • ICS 300 - 18 hours (2 days)

  • ICS 400 - 14 hours (1.5 days)

  • ICS 700 - 8 hours (1.0 day)

  • ICS 800 - 8 hours (1.0 days)



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