No-cost Intermediate and Advanced Incident Command System classes at COM

Emergencies arise at a moment’s notice, and no-cost Incident Command System (ICS) classes at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute will train personnel in government and private agencies in how to use ICS to coordinate their responses.

The Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, ICS-300, will be held Feb. 16-17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.

This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course has prerequisite courses of ICS-100, 200 and IS-700, 800.  
 
The Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents, ICS-400, will be held Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.

This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System within a Type 1 or Type 2-level incident or event. This course has prerequisite courses of ICS-100, 200, and 300, and IS-700, 800.   

The Incident Command System is a standardized, on-scene incident management approach that enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and functional agencies, both public and private. It allows responders to share communications, facilities, equipment and personnel. All levels of government – federal, state, tribal and local – use ICS as well as many nongovernmental organizations.
 
Register for either class by visiting www.preparingtexas.org. Students cannot attend class or receive a certificate until all prerequisites have been uploaded to their transcript on the website.

Contact Niki Bender, Center for Emergency Management and Preparedness program coordinator, 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 or clewis1@com.edu or visit www.com.edu/gcsi.

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