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ICS 402: National Incident Management System Overview for Senior Officials (Executives, Elected, & Appointed)

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to familiarize Senior Officials (executives, elected and appointed officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) with their role in supporting incident management within the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Selection Criteria: Executives and senior officials, including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the National Incident Management System.
  • Explain the NIMS Management Characteristics, the organizational structure of the Incident Command System, and the role of the Command and General Staff.
  • Explain the attributes and purpose of Emergency Operations Centers.
  • Explain the interconnectivity between the MAC Group, EOCs, the Joint Information System and Incident Command. 
  • Explain the Senior Official's role in preparedness.

Mission Areas

  • Respond
  • Recover


  • Emergency Management

G Courses offered virtually are in coordination with Colorado DSHSEM / State Training Officer. All Blue Cell lead instructors are State Certified. Participants are welcomed from outside Colorado. Consult with your States Training Officer for any additional application or certification requirements.