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G191 Incident Command System / Emergency Operations Center Interface

September 4, 2019, from 8:00 am to 5:00 am CST


September 4, 2019

8:00 am to 5:00 am CST


Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Suiter Room 3041 Sidco Dr. Nashville, TN 37204


G191: Incident Command System / Emergency Operations Center Interface

Course Description

The course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC characteristics, responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on activities and group discussions to formulate an interface. This course works best when delivered to Incident Command System and Emergency Operations Center personnel from the same community.

Selection Criteria: The intended audience(s) are federal, state, tribal, territorial, local level, private industry, volunteer and nongovernmental emergency management personnel who are active in a community’s ICS and EOC activities. This course works best when delivered to combined audience of ICS and EOC personnel. The materials were developed with the assumption that audience members may have little or no actual experience as a member of an Incident Command Post staff or an EOC Staff.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the course structure and potential ICS/EOC interface challenges.
  • Explain key NIMS concepts, command and coordination systems, and structures.
  • Analyze given scenarios to determine commonalities and potential interface issues between ICS and EOCs.
  • Explain the respective roles and interconnectivity of the NIMS command and coordination systems in coordination.
  • Contrast the typical role and functions of the Incident Command and the EOC during emergency operations.
  • Analyze given scenarios to apply ICS/EOC interface concepts.
  • Develop an ICS/EOC interface action plan for your community.
  • Summarize the course objectives.

Mission Areas

  • Common


Prior to enrolling in E/L/G 0191, students must complete:

· IS-0100 An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

· IS-0700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

· IS-0800 National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction

· IS-0200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200

· IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions


  • Emergency Management