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ICS-400: Advanced ICS (ICS-400)

This two day course examines the roles and responsibilities of the key command staff and general staff personnel who report to the Incident Commander or Area Command. Participants will develop an understanding of the key interactions, which must occur between members of the Command and General Staff in complex incident and event management. This advanced course bridges the gap between the Incident Commander, and State and Federal Multi-Agency Coordination Centers responding to a major disaster.

Main Topics Covered in this Course Include:

  • Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management and Organizational Structure
  • Area Command
  • Multi-Agency Coordination
Date(s)  Wed. Dec 11, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Thu. Dec 12, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location DelValle Institute - MIC
35 Northampton Street, Boston MA 02118 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor McLoughlin, James J. 
Additional Instructors Borges, John (IP)   
Course Length 2 days 
Course Hours 14 
CEUs 14.00 
Prerequisites ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300)
This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses, which are prerequisites for ICS-400.
Target Audience Supervisory and Management Level Personnel 

Target Audience: Senior personnel, such as Emergency Management Directors, Chiefs of Departments and their Deputies (or next in rank depending on rank structure), who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multiagency Coordination Center or in an area command or complex incident environment.


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