Incident Command System

Fee:None
Length: 20 minutes
Description:This module provides an overview of the Incident Command System (ICS), including its history, key components, structure and how it can be used in public health.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415). The UNC PERLC gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness and the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch in shaping the content and framework for this training.

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Laura Alexander, MPH

Narrator:

Tanya Montoya, MPH, MCHES

NCIPH Reviewer:

Allison George, MPH, MCHES

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Susan Sullivan, RN-BC, MS, Public Health Nurse Consultant, Training/Exercise Facilitator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Additional Expertise Provided by:

Jerry Rhodes, Director, Center for Threat Preparedness, WV Bureau for Public Health

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 3, Function 2: Activate public health emergency operations
Capability 3, Function 3: Develop incident response strategy
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.1. Solve problems under emergency conditions.

References

Adams et al. Utilization of an Incident Command System for a public health threat: West Nile virus in Nassau County, New York 2008. J Public Health Manag. Pract. 2010; 16(4):309-315

ICS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 [Training Program]. Federal Emergency Management Agency. Accessed at http://emilms.fema.gov/IS100b/index.htm

ICS in Action: Using the Incident Command System in Public Health Outbreak Investigations [Training Program on DVD]. North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health; 2009.

NIMS and the Incident Command System. Federal Emergency Management Agency. November 23, 2004. http: http://www.fema.gov/txt/nims/nims_ics_position_paper.txt Accessed November 2011.

Public Health Regional Surveillance Team 6. Incident Command System Practicum. Presented at NACCHO Preparedness Summit; February 20, 2009.

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