Incident Command System (ICS) Training

The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, encourages all responders and volunteers to obtain NIMS/ICS training as mandated by the US Department of Homeland Security.  The National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) establishes standardized incident management processes, protocols, and procedures that all responders:  Federal, State, Local and Tribal entities will use to coordinate and conduct emergency response actions.  With all responders using the same standardized processes, protocols, and procedures, they will all share a common focus and will be able to place full emphasis on incident management when a homeland security incident occurs either due to natural disaster or acts of terrorism.

NIMS/ICS-related courses offered online by the FEMA Emergency Management Institute include:

IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System

IS-100.HCb - Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals

IS-100.SCa - Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools

IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-700.a - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

IS 800.b - National Response Framework, An Introduction


For more information and additional FEMA online training courses, please visit the FEMA Emergency Management Institute.

Currently, ICS 300 and ICS 400 courses are classroom instructed courses only.  Please email for additional information and upcoming courses for ICS 300 and 400.