Incident Command System
The Incident Command System (ICS) is a management system designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure. ICS is normally structured to facilitate activities in five major functional areas: command, operations, planning, logistics, intelligence & investigations, finance and administration. It is a fundamental form of management, with the purpose of enabling incident managers to identify the key concerns associated with the incident—often under urgent conditions—without sacrificing attention to any component of the command system.
In addition to all site and District administrators, all Department of Safety and Security personnel are trained and certified in the ICS through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) online education portal. This training includes, but is not limited to:
- FEMA IS-00100.SCa: Incident Command System for Schools
- FEMA IS-00200.a: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- FEMA ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command for Expanding Incidents
- FEMA IS-00700.a: National Incident Management System (Introduction)