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IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response


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IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

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Course Overview

IS200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, reviews the Incident Command System (ICS), provides the context for ICS within initial response, and supports higher level ICS training. This course provides training on, and resources for, personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within ICS.  
The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United State Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch
Note: IS-200.c is an updated version of the IS-200 course. If you have successfully completed IS-200.b or IS-200.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

NIMS Compliance

This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for IS-200.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, you should be able to: Describe the course objectives and summarize basic information about the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS):

  • Describe how the NIMS Management Characteristics relate to Incident Command and Unified Command.
  • Describe the delegation of authority process, implementing authorities, management by objectives, and preparedness plans and objectives.
  • Identify ICS organizational components, the Command Staff, the General Staff, and ICS tools.
  • Describe different types of briefings and meetings.
  • Explain flexibility within the standard ICS organizational structure.
  • Explain transfer of command briefings and procedures.
  • Use ICS to manage an incident or event.


Primary Audience

The intended audience(s) are response personnel at the supervisory level who are involved with emergency planning, response, or recovery efforts.



  • IS-100.c An Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100).




Course Length:

4 hours


IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response Answers

1. Which NIMS Management Characteristic includes developing and issuing assignments, plans, procedures, and protocols to accomplish tasks? 

 A. Modular Organization
 B. Comprehensive Resource Management
 C. Manageable Span of Control
 D. Management by Objectives

2. Which of the following is NOT a recommended characteristic for incident objectives? 

 A. Measurable and attainable
 B. Includes a standard and timeframe
 C. Stated in broad terms to allow for flexibility
 D. In accordance with the Incident Commander’s authorities

3. Which type of briefing is delivered to individual resources or crews who are assigned to operational tasks and/or work at or near the incident site? 

 A. Field-level briefing
 B. Operational Period Briefing
 C. Section-level briefing
 D. Staff-level briefing

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