Washington State Emergency Management Division

L0958 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Operations Section Chief Course

Monday, October 28, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

This course provides local- and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief (OSC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an OSC on an AHIMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

Course Objectives

Describe the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

  • IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (any version)
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (any version)
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (any version)
  • IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction (any version)
  • ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
  • ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff



O-305 AHIMT Training course (delivered by USFA)


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

Travel Stipends Not Available

Travel Stipends are not available for this course. Associated travel costs by students who are approved for attendance are the responsibility of the student to pay to include but not limited to meals, mileage, and lodging. If you purchase airfare to attend this course and the course is cancelled, postponed, or the dates shift, the student (not the host) is responsible for refunds or changes in ticket airfare.

Target Audience

NIMS ICS All-Hazards training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.


Washington State Dept of Health Office - Kent

20425 72nd Ave S, Room 307
Kent, WA 98032

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Course Manager

Timothy McClung

Training & Exercise Coordinator

Washington State Department of Health

(360) 480-8688


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