Washington State Emergency Management Division

G0191 EOC-ICS Interface

Friday, November 13, 2020

8:00 AM untilĀ 5:00 PM

Course Description

The course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC characteristics, responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on activities and group discussions to formulate an interface.

Course Objectives
  • Describe ICS principles.
  • Using scenarios, analyze the ICS and EOC systems and identify potential interface issues.
  • Describe Multi-Agency Coordination/EOC principles.
  • Identify the authorities, responsibilities, interests, needs, and assets of ICS and EOC during emergency operations.
  • Apply ICS/EOC interface concepts in a classroom activity situation.
  • Begin developing an ICS/EOC interface action plan for your community.



  • IS-0100 An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS-0700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS-0800 National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
  • IS-0200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200 or
  • IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions

Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.


Target Audience

All participants are welcome. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact the course host Tabitha Laird: (Requests should be made as soon as possible, but preferably at least 14 calendar days prior to the class.)

Participants should be teams made up of a community's ICS and EOC personnel.

Student Selection

Selection Criteria: Participants should be teams made up of a community's ICS and EOC personnel.


9521 Tilley Road SW Building E
Olympia, WA 98512

Course Manager

Course host

Tabitha Laird

(360) 867-2826

Course Manager

Damaris Li

(253) 512 -7049