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Course Overview: Campus Safety Training Program: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) for School Personnel, an eLearning course, provides an overview of the ICS as it relates to campus safety. While identifying the specific roles within an ICS and related terminology, the course also explores how the ICS roles work together during a critical incident.

The ICS operates as a response method that determines the role of everyone responding to a crisis and defines a shared vocabulary and shared expectations of behavior. Agencies and first responders that provide assistance during a school emergency all use ICS during a crisis. School staff and safety teams must understand and be comfortable using the ICS shared vocabulary when interacting with first responders during a crisis. Additionally, utilizing the shared vocabulary during the planning phases of critical incident response assists in building trust and collaboration between diverse organizations.

In the United States, schools provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 55 million children. To protect these school communities in the event of an emergency, school districts and administrators need to work with local government, law enforcement, and community emergency response agencies in advance of any potential emergencies.

This interactive course assists educational stakeholders in understanding the roles within an ICS and how to develop an ICS for their school.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify specific roles within the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Define terminology associated with the ICS
  • Explain how the ICS roles work together during a critical incident event

Target Audience: School personnel, law enforcement, school resource officers, and campus safety professionals.

Cooperative Partners: This tuition-free online training was developed by the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2017-CK-WXK-007 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Learning Hours: 30 minutes including the pre-test and post-test.

Arizona POST Approved Course
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