The Georgia Fire Academy announces three February courses for the NIMS program. These include IS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents, IS 400: Advanced ICS and the Command and General Staff for Local IMTs. Each course plays an important role of educating public safety personnel to assist local, state and federal agencies in their efforts to fulfill their designated roles in emergency management response. These courses provide a consistent, nationwide approach for federal, state and local governments to work together effectively to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents regardless of size or complexity.

IS300     02/01/2016 to 02/03/2016     FFAA16026
This 24-hour course describes the incident and event management process for supervisors and expanding incidents as prescribed by the Incident Command System. It also describes how the NIMS command and management component supports the management of expanding incidents. Students will implement the incident management system process on simulated type 3 incidents and develop an incident action plan.

IS400     02/04/2016 to 02/05/2016     FFAA16034
This 16-hour course is intended to provide training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). It is designed for senior public safety personnel and will provide information on how they are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multiagency Coordination Entity.

Command and General Staff for Local IMTs     02/15/2016 to 02/20/2016     FFAA16043
This 48-hour course enables students to demonstrate knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the Command and General Staff functions as they affect planning and implementation of the ICS for an incident at the local level, through instructor-driven lecture, class participation, active contributions to the interactive activities, and simulations.