Operations Section Chief
The goal of this professional development course, ICS Canada E-958 Operations Section Chief, is to address all roles and responsibilities appropriate to an Operations Section Chief operating on local, Provincial, and/or Federal level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (IMT).
Who Should Attend
The intended audience(s) is local and provincial-level emergency responders who may be designated as Operations Section Chiefs on their local or provincial IMT. The materials were developed with the assumption that audience members may have little or no actual experience as a member of an IMT. The audience may include participants from a variety of agencies and functional disciplines, including fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works departments, as well as public health organizations, medical emergency teams, and hospitals.
Students are expected to have a strong operational background in their specific discipline so that they are able to relate course material to their specific disciplines.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief on an IMT.
ICS CANADA Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.
Prerequisites: Required - ICS I-100, 200, 300
Recommended: ICS I-400
Course Length: 3 days – 24 hrs
Recommended Class Size: 15 – 2 instructors