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MGT-344 / ICS 400 Advanced ICS Course, 14-15 March 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, United States
MGT-344 Advanced Incident Management / Unified Command
(Equivilent to ICS 400: Advanced ICS: Command and General Staff—Complex Incidents)
Prerequisites: All students must complete NIMS (IS-700), ICS 100, ICS 200 and ICS 300 prior to this course. Completion of IS-800 NRF is recommended. Command or General Staff experience is recommended.
IS-700, IS-100 and IS-200 are available online at http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp. ICS-300 is only available in classroom.
Course Length: 2 days; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fee: No charge. Open to all government personnel, all jurisdictions and disciplines.
The Advanced Incident Management / Unified Command course trains emergency response supervisors and mid-to-upper-level managers in the skills necessary to effectively plan for and manage a large-scale incident by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary, command and management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System’s (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS), Multiagency Coordination Systems, and Public Information Systems, with specific emphasis on the incident planning and resource management processes. The course concludes with a customized, practical application, role-play exercise.
Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management Personnel, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT), Public Works, Government Administrative, Public Safety Communications, Health Care, and Public Health. This course is open to all government agencies.
Training is provided by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a FEMA/DHS training partner; certified for NIMS compliance. All students who successfully complete ICS 400 will receive a TEEX / FEMA certificate.
Training content is comprised of the following topics delivered over two days:
Fundamentals Review for Command and General Staff
Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management
The format is a combination of Power Point presentation, reading sections of the student manual, and participating in team exercises. The test is open book, using a scantron form.
City & County of San Francisco Emergency Operations Center
1011 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(Between Gough and Laguna)
This is a secured building; please be sure to bring a picture ID with you. Each day you will need to check in with the Sheriff's Deputy at the front desk, sign the roster, and receive a visitor pass.
Turk Street is one-way west-bound; Gough Street is one-way south-bound; Golden Gate Avenue is one-way east-bound; and Laguna Street is two-way, north-south. 1011 Turk Street is on the south side of the street in the middle of the block.
Please note: on-site parking is not available. Do not park in the back parking lot, or in the restricted area on Turk Street; these areas are reserved for building employees and you may be ticketed or towed. This applies to City vehicles and Fire and Law Enforcement vehicles as well as private vehicles. Due to the number of vehicle break-ins, street cleaning and time limit restrictions, it is strongly recommended that you use one of the nearby pay parking facilities. The closest garage is Opera Plaza Garage - the entrance is on Golden Gate Avenue between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. The cost is less than $20 / day. There is also several small parking lots in the area of Golden Gate Avenue, Gough and Franklin that charge about $10 / day.
1011 Turk Street is served by the following Muni lines:
- The 31 Balboa stop is one block north (Eddy / Laguna)
- The 5 Fulton stop is two blocks south and two and a half blocks east (McAllister / Van Ness)
- The 47 Van Ness stop is two and a half blocks east (Van Ness / Turk / Eddy)
- The 49 Van Ness - Mission stop is two and a half blocks east (Van Ness / Turk / Eddy)
- exit the train at the Embarcadero BART Station
- exit the station via the Market / Drumm exit (north side)
- locate the Muni bus stop at Market and Drumm (31 Balboa trolley bus)
- board the outbound (westbound) 31 Balboa ($2.00, exact change only)
- exit the trolley at Eddy and Laguna
- walk south one block on Laguna Street
- walk one-half block east on Turk to 1011 Turk Street.
The classroom is the San Francisco Emergency Operations Center (EOC). No food is allowed in the EOC rooms, and only capped beverages are allowed in the room. Coffee/tea must be in sealed travel mugs, not in take-away (to-go) cups. Water or soda in capped bottles is also allowed. The lunchroom on the first floor has vending machines available to purchase drinks and snacks. There are a number of restaurants within 5-6 blocks of the EOC, mostly on Van Ness Avenue, Fillmore Street and Hayes Street. You are welcome to bring food and eat in the lunchroom, but please note that refrigeration space is limited.