Volunteer Training: Incident Command System (ICS)

Category: Emergency Response

Course Summary

Rxplain how the Incident Command System works and how you as a volunteer fit into it

Intended Audience


Learning Objectives:

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describethe basic management features of the Incident Command System and their value during an emergency response
  • Describethe roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander and Command Staff
  • Describethe roles and functions of the Operations Section, the Planning Sections, the Logistics Section, and the Finance/Administration Section
  • Describethe functions of the following designated incident facilities; the Incident Command Post, the Multiple Agency Coordination Center, and the Staging Area

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Identified

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • 5A1. Describes the programs and services provided by governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve the health of a community
  • 5A5. Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

October 1, 2014