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PSAF 2040 - Incident Command Strategies

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course is a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the incident command system used to manage small to large scale natural, human-made and terrorist incidents using the guidelines set forth by the National Incident Management System (NIMS) per Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5. Basic through advanced principles of the incident command system and NIMS will be discussed, examined, and applied in simulations utilizing various media all revolving around a multidisciplinary approach.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer literacy and word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. All-hazard approach to incident management
  2. Incident command post location, configuration, staffing, command, and operations.
  3. Interfacing with government, media, and the community.
  4. Introduction to the incident command system.
  5. Multi-agency incidents.
  6. Review of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  7. Role of the incident commander and staff.
  8. Simulated planning, preparation, and response to natural, human-made, and terrorist incidents utilizing the incident command system and NIMS.
  9. Standard operating procedures (SOP).
  10. The role of non-public safety organizations.
  11. Tours of EOCs.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Explain the all-hazard approach to incident management. (L2)
  2. Identify roles and responsibilities of EOC staff. (L3)
  3. Construct a plan to interface with governmental agencies, the media, and the community. (L5)
  4. Discuss Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5. (L2)
  5. Describe factors that may impact, challenge, or disrupt the incident management system. (L2).
  6. Discuss the effective implementation of National Incident Management System. (L2)
  7. Review the National Incident Management System
  8. Formulate an action plan and course of action for a simulated tabletop natural, human-made, or terrorist incident. (L5)
  9. Prepare standard operating procedures (SOP) that would be utilized in an EOC. (L3)
  10. Compare and contrast various EOCs. (L4+6)
  11. Describe daily operations of an EOC. (L2)
  12. Evaluate an incident management team¿s plan, preparation, and response to a simulated tabletop natural, human-made, or terrorist incident. (L6)
  13. Manage a simulated tabletop natural, human-made, or terrorist incident. (L5)

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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