USFA Releases Incident Command System Self-Study 2nd Edition

Emmitsburg, MD - Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, announced the release of the Web-based Incident Command System (ICS) Self-Study, 2nd Edition, developed by the United States Fire Administration. This new program provides all First Responders with the basic understanding of NIMS-compliant ICS and also provides the user with an overview and basic explanation of Incident Command Systems, including organizational structure, positions and functions, responsibilities and considerations.

This program is being offered to all fire service officers and other first responders and emergency managers, who use, implement, and function within an incident command system and structure. This self-paced program addresses some of the issues described in NFPA Standard 1561. No certificate will be issued for this program. The program has been offered on CD ROM for the past 7 years. It has now been updated and converted to a new Web -based version placed on the NETC Virtual Campus. To participate in this Web -based course, go to: http://www.training.fema.gov and click on the Online Training NETC Virtual Campus.

The CD-ROM version is also still available for order. To order the CD, contact USFA Publications at (800) 561-3356 or visit http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/publications/display.cfm?it=9-1982 to order online. Limit of one (1) per fire department.

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