Incident Command System (ICS)

The Incident Command System is a highly effective, standardised approach to the command, control, and coordination of incident response. It can be used to manage an emergency incident or a non-emergency event, and can be used equally well for both small and large situations. Vulcan Training offers ICS courses which are locally relevant and of high quality.

Incident Command System has been adopted by other countries around the world and the need for a standardised approach to incident management has been highlighted in South Africa, and Africa. While there has been great work to integrate ICS into these regions there is still a long way to go to developing capacity.

Vulcan Training ICS courses are endorsed by the South African Incident Command System workgroup (SAICS) and is based on the United States – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses. The future of incident management in South Africa, and Africa, is the standardised approach – don’t get left behind.

The standardised approach to command, control and coordinatation.
Enables responders from multiple agencies to be highly effective.
Effectively applied to planned events or a response to an emergency situation.
Management by objectives with clear communication and delegation of authority.
Vulcan Training offers ICS training which is locally relevant and of a high standard.

ICS 100

ICS I-100 provides a background and history of ICS and discusses why the use of a standardised management system has been adopted worldwide. This course also covers the features, principles and organisational hierarchy of ICS explaining why it is so beneficial in a Southern African context.

ICS 200

ICS I-200 will support your growth and understanding of ICS in order to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System, especially for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position.

ICS 300

ICS I-300 explores your role in competently operating within management roles of the Incident Command System (ICS) for expanding incidents. The course builds on your prior understanding of ICS in smaller and initial action incidents and explains the unique qualities of ICS as an event or incident management system in an escalating situation.

Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)

The Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS) implements the portion of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) pertaining to his or her Division/Group, supervises assigned resources,reports on the progress of operations and the status of assigned resources, and provides assessment and context as input to the shared situational picture. This vital ICS position is in high demand in South Africa. Take a step up into a leadership role while still maintaining a hand in Operations.

Public Information Officer (PIO)

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for interfacing with the public, media, other agencies, and stakeholders to provide incident-related information, and updates based on changes in the status of the incident or planned event. Incident communication is a critical function. Rapid dissemination of information takes place through social media and todays PIO needs to stay ahead of the communication challenges, work with all the different communication channels and reach all the different audiences affected by an incident.

Task Force/Strike Team Leader

The Task Force/Strike Team Leader typically reports to a Division/Group Supervisor and is responsible for performing tactical tasks as assigned on a division or segment of a division. The Leader reports work progress, resource status, and other important information to his or her supervisor and maintains work records on assigned personnel.

ICS Simulation Training

Training staff who are involved in incident planning and management is fundamental to an organisation’s ability to handle any type of emergency or incident. Only through operational experience or exercises can you start to consider your planning as reliable and workable. ICS can be daunting at first or if you are out of practice. Simulation training tests procedures as well as make people feel more comfortable in their roles and builds morale. A real benefit of scenario training is that it simulates a high pressure environment without the real life stress and consequences if something goes wrong.

Online Training
Vulcan Training brings you ICS 100 and ICS 200 as online training courses.
Complete course work at a time and place convenient to you.
Training plans for both I-100 and I-200 offer you different interaction and pricing options.

Group Training
Group training is available for 10 or more persons for the following courses:

  • ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300 – As individual Courses
  • ICS 100, ICS 200 – Combined
  • ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300 – Combined
  • Division/Group Supervisor
  • Public Information Officer
  • Other Position-Specific course available – Please request further details

The courses are presented by Vulcan Training Facilitators at a convenient training venue of your choosing. Group Booking Discounts are available.