L0962 All-Hazards Planning Section Chief

June 13, 2023 - June 16, 2023


June 13, 2023 - June 16, 2023

8:00 am to 5:00 am EDT


TEMA East Region Office 803 North Concord Street Knoxville, TN 37919



L0962 All Hazards Planning Section Chief

Please complete an AHIMT Course Application for this course and return to TEMA.Training@tn.gov with a copy to the appropriate Regional Coordinating Committee and attach all prerequisite documentation.

TLETA POST Approved for 2023

Course Description
This course provides local- and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) managing the planning cycle, and 2) tracking resources and incident status. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

The learner must achieve a minimum passing score of 75% on final knowledge assessments or demonstrate mastery on performance assessments or research assignments to earn the IACET CEU.

Selection Criteria:

NIMS ICS Position Specific training shall be completed by personnel who will be required to gain a certificate of training and the credentials to function in an ICS Organization, such as an IMT, as a member of the Command, General Staff or as a Unit Leader. These criteria will be verified on the student enrollment request by endorsement of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) such as the State/Tribal Training Officer or the course manager.

ACE: Level: Lower Division/Associate

ACE: Credit Hours: 2

Course Objectives

Identify course objectives and position-specific resource materials for the position of Planning Section Chief.

Describe the function of the Planning Section and the roles and responsibilities of the Planning Section Chief.

Describe the function of the Resources Unit and the roles and responsibilities of the Resources Unit Leader (RESL).

Describe the function of the Situation Unit and the roles and responsibilities of the Situation Unit Leader (SITL).

Describe the information gathered from the initial meetings, briefings and documents.

Describe the purpose, timing and structure of each of the meetings, briefings and documents in the Operational Period Planning Cycle.

Identify key strategies for interacting with members of the Planning Section, members of the IMT, and personnel outside of the IMT.

Describe the responsibilities of the Documentation Unit and Demobilization Unit Leaders and the purpose of the Final Incident Package.

Mission Areas



· IS-0100: An Introduction to the Incident Command System

· IS-0200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

· E/L/G 0300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents

· E/L/G 0400: Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents

· IS-0700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

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


· G 0191: Emergency Operations Center/ Incident Command System Interface (Emergency Management Institute)

· O 305: Type 3 AHIMT Training Course (US Fire Academy)

· 337: Command & General Staff Functions for Local Incident Management Team (US Fire Academy)