Incident Management System - IMS
The Incident Management System (IMS) is a standardized approach to emergency management encompassing personnel, facilities, equipment, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure. IMS is predicated on the understanding that in any and every incident, there are certain management functions that must be carried out regardless of the number of persons who are available or involved in the emergency response.
IMS-100: Introduction to IMS. This course is designed to teach you the basic functions, concepts and principles of the Incident Management System (IMS).
At the end of this course you will be aware of the major functions within IMS, and be able to assume limited roles within an incident management team for simple incidents. This course is the first in the series of training courses on IMS.
IMS 200: Basic IMS. Training to initiate and establish appropriate IMS structures for simple incidents or during the early phases of a complex incident.
The module is intended for individuals potentially involved in implementing IMS at simple incidents or during the early phases of a complex incident.
Training is classroom-based for 8-16 hours; the prerequisite to participate is successful completion of IMS 100.
IMS 300: Advanced IMS. Leadership training within expanded IMS structures during complex incidents involving multi-organizational responses.
The module is intended for individuals potentially performing leadership roles within an expanded IMS structure during a complex incident involving multiple-organization response.
Training is classroom-based for 2-4 days; the prerequisite to participate is successful completion of IMS 200, a working knowledge of the operations of the organization represented, and a potential candidate to assume a Command or General Staff position during an incident. Evaluation is by written and performance-based testing.