Students who take this course are those at an administrative level for government, private-sector, or nongovernmental organizations, as well as individuals with emergency management responsibilities, including prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community—all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector—to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The training provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.
This training follows National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for I-700 and IS-700.
Much of the content of this course comes from The Emergency Management Institute.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
About This Course
This fully narrated course is built for success with interactions, exercises, and quiz questions along the way. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed. Questions and interactions are intended to help prepare students for the final exam.
The Final Exam consists of 25 questions selected at random from a large pool of questions. Students must achieve a score of 75% or better to pass this course. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
The objectives of this ICS-700 National Incident Management System course are to introduce students to the concepts, scope, principles, and applicability of the National Incident Management System.
- Describe and identify the key concepts, principles, scope, and applicability underlying NIMS.
- Describe activities and methods for managing resources.
- Describe the NIMS Management Characteristics.
- Identify and describe Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structures.
- Explain Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions, common models for staff.
- organization, and activation levels.
- Explain the interconnectivity within the NIMS Command and Coordination structures: ICS, EOC, Joint Information System (JIS), and Multiagency Coordination Groups (MAC Groups).
- Identify and describe the characteristics of communications and information systems, effective communication, incident information, and communication standards and formats.
This ICS-700 course is an introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for those at an administrative level and those with emergency management responsibilities. Administrators can include government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization leaders, emergency management practitioners, senior elected and appointed leaders such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials. The training is also intended for workers with emergency management responsibilities, including prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Additional training may be warranted depending on your level of involvement in incident response
Additional ICS and NIMS training for emergency responders may include, but is not limited to:
- ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System;
- ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents;
- ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents;
- ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff;
- ICS-701: NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS);
- ICS-702: NIMS Publication Information Systems;
- ICS-703: NIMS Resource Management;
- ICS-704: NIMS Communication and Information Management (unavailable);
- ICS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction;
- ICS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction;
- G-191: Incident Command System/ Emergency Operations Center Interface;
- G-402 Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Executives/Senior Officials; and
- E/L/G-2300 Intermediate Emergency Operations Center Functions.
Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company’s training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. This training should target the company’s unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Training
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The ICS-700 National Incident Management System Course can be taken entirely online, but keep in mind that you will need to be trained in the use of any protective equipment you use as part of your job prior to using that equipment on the job site. This is the case whether you take the course online or in a classroom setting.
Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 3 hours to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our Basic System Requirements
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Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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