Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Online Resources:
Curriculum in Incident Command System (ICS)
Training and exercises constitute essential components of disaster preparedness. EMS physicians have important roles in developing emergency preparedness plans, mitigating potential disasters, disaster responses, and recovery. A National Incident Management System(NIMS) has been developed by presidential directive in the wake of such disasters as September 11, 2001. NIMS creates a structured framework for all disaster responders at all levels (local, state, and federal). The federal government, through FEMA, has created online courses that allow for providers to meet the training requirements adopted by NIMS. The following are free online courses offered by FEMA and are required components of the EMS rotation and the Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness curricula.
IS 100.c - Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100)
IS 200.c - Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
IS 700.b - An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
IS 800.c - National Response Framework, an introduction
IS 907 - Active Shooter: What can you do
IS 230.d - Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS 317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team
Click here to access the online FEMA courses and link to create a FEMA student ID. If you do not already have a FEMA student ID, be sure to create one prior to completing the courses.