The IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) and ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System,  ICS 200 ICS for single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, are required self-study training for every Firefighter, First Responder, EMS,  Police Officers, Sheriff Deputies, Constables, and Public Works Supervisors in Comanche County.

(This includes:  Comanche County, City of Comanche, City of De Leon, and City of Gustine.  Also all firefighters in Comanche County.)

The IS 800 National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction, and ICS 300 Intermediate ICS are required training for Fire Department officers and Sheriff, Police and Constable mid level management positions. IS 800 is a self study on line and ICS 300 is class room training.

The ICS 400 Advanced ICS is required class room study for Command and General Staff in an ICS organization, select Department Heads with Multi Agency Coordination System responsibilities, Area Managers, Emergency Managers, Emergency Operation Center Managers.

This year, four new training courses have been added to the other NIMS-related courses found on the FEMA EMI website. (http://training.fema.gov).  We trust that you will share this information with people in your jurisdiction that would benefit from these classes:

IS-701 Multiagency Coordination Systems (MACS).... Geared toward a person who will be working at a MACK during an incident response.

IS-702 NIMS Public Information  For Public Information Officers (PIOs)   who have successfully completed G-290  Basic Public Information training provided by TDEM

IS 703 NIMS Resource Management   An introduction to the process of effective emergency response-related resource management.

IS704  NIMS Communication and Information Management   Communications across disciplines and jurisdictions for emergency management and first responders.

Supervisors, Chiefs, and Department Heads:  please advise the Emergency Management office when your people finish the courses—and also provide a copy of the training certificates when received.


Certification Courses

The Emergency Service Training Institute (Texas Engineering Extension Service—Texas A&M System) offers many courses.  Some are available locally—or online.

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