SRJC Course Outlines

9/27/2021 12:52:16 PMFIRE 91 Course Outline as of Spring 2020

Reinstated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 91Title:  ICS-200 BASIC ICS  
Full Title:  ICS-200 Basic Incident Command System
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled18.001 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total18.00 Contact Total18.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FIRE 259

Catalog Description:
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The course prepares the student to serve as a fire officer by introducing them to the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) associated with incident related performance. Topics include leadership and management, delegation of authority, the concept of Management-By-Objectives (MBO), functional areas and positions, briefings, organizational flexibility, transitions and transfer of command. The course is required for State Fire Training (SFT) Company Officer certification. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate from the State Board of Fire Services.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
Students are required to complete FEMA online courses including IS-100, IS-700 and IS-800.

Schedule of Classes Information
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The course prepares the student to serve as a fire officer by introducing them to the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) associated with incident related performance. Topics include leadership and management, delegation of authority, the concept of Management-By-Objectives (MBO), functional areas and positions, briefings, organizational flexibility, transitions and transfer of command. The course is required for State Fire Training (SFT) Company Officer certification. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate from the State Board of Fire Services.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:Students are required to complete FEMA online courses including IS-100, IS-700 and IS-800.
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2020Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Describe the various positions used in the ICS and the roles they fulfill
2. Describe how the ICS expands and contracts to an evolving event or incident
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Identify the principle components of the ICS
2.   Demonstrate the ability to successfully develop and implement ICS on an incident.
3.   Describe the principle facilities used on an incident.
4.   Explain how resources are assigned to incidents and the typing common to ICS.
5.   Successfully complete an assignment to a simulated wildland fire incident.
6.   Describe the use or purpose of each of the twelve principles ICS features.
7.   Explain how an ICS organization expands and contracts.
8.   Name the principle facilities used with ICS, where they may be located, how they are used.
9.   Demonstrate the ability to complete an organizational chart for a simulated incident and
      explain their rational for filling the positions in the organization.
10. Describe the need for proper incident resource management.
11. List and identify items for arrival and check in.

Topics and Scope
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I. Orientation
   A. ICS organization
   B. Basic terminology
   C. Common responsibilities
II. Principles and Features of ICS
   A. Five primary features of ICS
        1. Command
        2. Operations
        3. Logistics
        4. Planning
        5. Finance
    B. Management by objectives
    C. Unity and chain of command
    D. Transfer of command
    E. Organizational flexibility
    F. Unified command
    G. Span of control
    H. Common terminology
    I. Personnel accountability
    J. Integrated communications
    K. Resources management
    L. The Incident Action Plan (IAP)
III. Organizational Overview
    A. Terminology
    B. Organizational structure
    C. How the organization initially develops at an incident
    D. How the organization expands and/or contracts
    E. Transfer of command
IV. Incident Facilities
    A. Command post
    B. Staging areas
    C. Base
    D. Camps
    E. Helibase
    F. Helispots
V. Incident Resources
    A. Descriptions of resource types often used in incidents and events
    B. The importance of resource status keeping for effective incident operations
    C. How resources are typed for various applications
    D. Three ways of using resources on an incident
          1. Single resource
          2. Task force
          3. Strike team
    E. Resource status conditions
    F. Changing and maintaining status on resources
VI. Common responsibilities associated with ICS assignments
    A. Prior to leaving for assignment
    B. At incident check-in
    C. While working on the incident
    D. During demobilization

Assignments:
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1. Reading 20-40 pages between class sessions
2. Completion of a variety of ICS forms including an IAP
3. Group activities (2 - 3)
4. Summative exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
ICS forms and IAP
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 40%
Group activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
Group activities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Summative exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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ICS-200 Student Manual, Publ. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) 2017
Wildland Fire Suppression Tactics Reference Guide (NFES 1256)
Incident Command System National Training Curriculum, Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). 2015 (classic)
Fireline Handbook 410-1. Publ. National Wildfire Coordinating Group. 2004 (classic)

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