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ICS-400: Advanced ICS (K-400)

This multi-day virtual 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)  Tue. May 18, 2021 8:00a-4:00p 
Wed. May 19, 2021 8:00a-4:00p 
Location Virtual Classroom
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor Hugabone, Bruce M. 
Additional Instructors Martucelli, Robert Lawrence (IP) 
McGarry, James M. (IP)   
Course Length 2-3 Days 
Course Hours 16 
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 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. 
Eligibility To be considered for acceptance into the course, each individual must have a strong internet connection, a computer with microphone and webcam capabilities. Students are required to be in attendance through the entire course and must complete the pre-test and post-test portions of the class.  

Offering Specific Information

To ensure adequate participation of the target audience, all registrants will be placed on the waiting list pending approval. Justifications in the "Job Responsibilities Related to Course" section will be carefully reviewed for acceptance into the course.

Any questions regarding registration please contact Joe Hattabaugh at or Michael Cantrell at


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