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ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command Systems / ICS-410 Advanced Incident Commander Training

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm MDT

ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command Systems Course Overview

ICS-400 provides training and resources for responders who require advanced application of the ICS by providing overall incident management skills rather than tactical expertise. Expanding upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses, ICS-400 emphasizes large-scale organizational development, roles and relationships of the command and general staff, and planning, operational, logistical, and fiscal considerations related to large and complex incident and event management. The course also describes the application of Area Command and the importance of interagency coordination on complex incidents and events.

Specific Course Topics

  • Fundamentals review for Command and General Staff
  • Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management
  • Area Command
  • Multiagency Coordination (MAC)

Target Audience

Responders who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers for expanding or Type 3 incidents.


Duration: One and half days (12 hours) 


Successful completion of ICS-300 

ICS-410 Advanced Incident Commander Course Overview

The Incident Commander is responsible for directing and/or controlling resources by virtue of explicit legal, agency, or delegated authority, as well as the overall management of the response.  Advanced Incident Commander (ICS-410) build upon the knowledge gained in previous courses, including Intermediate Incident Commander (ICS-310), and focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander during more complex and/or larger scale incidents such as an interagency Type 2 response.  Holding students to a higher standard than the ICS-310, this course is an instructor-led training that support learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills requires of a Type 2 Incident Commander.

Specific Course Topics

  • Role of Command
  • Command leadership
  • Establishing command presence
  • Command decision-making
  • Conflict resolution in Unified Command
  • Regulatory requirements for Incident Commanders
  • Coordinating with external entities including EOCs, Area Command, and corporate Crisis Management Teams
  • Working for an Area Command
  • Identifying and managing external influences
  • Role of Command in major/complex incident management
  • Requirements for the development of a General Plan

Target Audience

Experienced Type 3 Incident Commanders preparing for Type 2 level incidents


Duration: One and half days (12 hours) 

Pre-requisite (recommended)

Successful completion of ICS-300 and ICS-400
Successful completion of ICS-310 or an equivalent Incident Commander course

Meeting Room and Hotel:

Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown – Union Station
1801 Wewatta Street
Denver, CO 80202


October 4 @ 8:00 am MDT
October 6 @ 5:00 pm MDT
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