ICS 300 & 400 After Action Review
Incident Command System courses for emergency management, here in Metro Detroit, MI.
ICS 300 – Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents for Operational First Responders
2.5 day course
Prereqs: Completion of ICS 100, 200, 700, 800.
Covered: Incident management at the “tactical level”, including basic ICS forms that need to be completed, how command supports operations, how to deal with an incident as it expands, developing Incident Action Plans (IAPs), and a tabletop simulated exercise of a Type 3 incident (county/state level) for application of ICS. Course is concluded with a multiple choice, open-book test.
Review: Good course, a bit dry in some places. The exercises built on what you learned, and the previous exercises, to help you grasp the material and gain experience using ICS.
ICS 400 – Advanced ICS – Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents
2 day course
Prereqs: Completion of ICS 300.
Covered: Incident management at the area and federal command levels, including management challenges associated with major incidents, circumstances for establishing area command or implementing a multiagency command (MAC), and a comprehensive exercise.
Review: Very good course. The class was heavily student driven. Our class was one of the pilot’s for the new course design. It included a series of videos that gave us our scenario and updated sitrep for Type 2/Type 1 incident. Final exercise was comprised of four groups, each acting as major incident commands for the scenario (University hospital, area command, state command, and federal command). Course is concluded with a multiple choice, open-book test.