No-cost Incident Command System classes at COM

Emergencies arise at a moment’s notice, and free Incident Command System (ICS) classes at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute will train personnel in government and private agencies in how to use ICS coordinate their responses.

The ICS-EOC Interface Course (G191) will be held Dec. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. A National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) Overview Class will be held Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.

The ICS-EOC Interface Course will enable the participants to develop an effective interface between the Incident Command and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) by applying Incident Command System principles. It is recommended that participants have completed ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.
 
To register for the ICS-EOC Interface Course, visit www.preparingtexas.org.

The NIMS and ICS Overview Class provides a basic introduction to the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System. Participants learn the key concepts and principles of NIMS and the history, features and organizational structure of ICS. This course will cover elements of ICS-100, ICS-200 and IS-700.
 
To register for the NIMS and ICS Overview Course, contact Niki Bender, program coordinator for emergency management and preparedness, at 409-933-8582 or nbender@com.edu.
 
The Gulf Coast Safety Institute is located at COM. Established in 2007, the institute focuses on providing safety and health education, training, and outreach. For more information on the institute, contact Cindy Lewis, director, at 409-933-8495 orclewis1@com.edu or visit www.com.edu/gcsi.

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