1) Incident Command System (ICS) Overview
The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazards incident management approach that:
- Allows for the integration of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures and communications operating within a common organizational structure.
- Enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and functional agencies, both public and private.
- Establishes common processes for planning and managing resources.
COAD members are encouraged to take ICS 100 & 700. These courses are available online:
|1. ICS 100:
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
2. ICS 700:
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
COAD members are encouraged to take CERT
COAD members are encouraged to take Skywarn
|One of the most important assets to the NWS warning, forecast, and verification process is the SKYWARNTM Spotter Network. NWS trained weather spotters provide real-time reports of tornadoes, hail, winds, flooding and hurricane damage. SKYWARNTM spotters include Ham Radio operators, emergency responders and communication dispatchers, citizen groups and you!
Skywarn Training Schedule