NIMS (National Incident Management System)
Who Must Take It, What It Covers
All Mid-level Management Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including: Persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.*
Approved ICS-300 level training may be developed and conducted by Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies as well as private training vendors. However, it must include the content and objectives stated in the NIMS National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance dated March, 2007.
*All Federal, State and local emergency personnel need to decide who within their organizations should take this training.
Training developed and conducted by Federal, State and Tribal entities as well as private training vendors at the ICS-300 level must include at a minimum, the following topical areas (Specific objectives for ICS-300 training are listed in the National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance, March 2007):
ICS Staffing and organization to include: reporting and working relationships and information flow.
Transfer of Command
Unified Command functions in a multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency incident
Interagency mission planning and procurement
ICS-300 and 400 course materials are State-administered programs and are coded as G-300 and G400. For additional information on these courses please contact your state emergency management agency.