Incident Management Systems
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
Basic principles associated with Incident Management Systems (IMS) covers organization, facilities, operational guidelines and standard terminology. Students learn resource management and explore principles of IMS as they are used in incident and crisis situations and preplanned event management. Emphasis is on the flexibility of an IMS to start from small scale incidents and expand into large-scale, multi-jurisdictional operations. Students discuss planning, operational, logistical and fiscal considerations related to the management of complex incidents and events. They review the aspects of information gathering and dissemination including best practices for promoting enhanced planning and better control of information flow to safely and effectively make strategic response decisions.