The intent of this course is to introduce you to the basic and advanced concepts inherent to the First Responder Safety, Basics of Hazardous Materials Response, Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Unified Command. This is not a tactics course. Its focus is not on how to manage a particular incident but rather on the usage of a command structure at any incident. Within this course, the student will participate in the “Courage to be Safe” program from the National Fallen Firefighters; Hazardous Materials Awareness from the University of Missouri’s Fire and Rescue Institute, following NFPA 472 and OSHA’s 29CFR1910.120; as well as the ICS and NIMS via the FEMA Independent Study online IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a and IS-800.b courses. The student will have to give registration information to NFFF, MU and FEMA to access these sites. These certifications are becoming required for more of us working at some level in emergency services.
John Wood Community College: 1301 South 48th St. Quincy, IL 62305 Phone: 217-224-6500