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Planning Section Chief

Category: ICS - General Staff

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Prerequisites:

This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400 level courses and who have been identified to fulfill the Planning Section Chief position on an Incident Management Team.

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Course Materials:

Planning Section Chief Agenda
Planning Section Chief Student Manual

Course Description:

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Planning Section Chief on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. Specific Topics include: Resource Unit Leader (RESL), Situation Unit Leader (SITL), Documentation Unit Leader (DOCL)and Environmental Unit Leader (ENVL) functional position review; information gathering and evaluation; strategies, meetings and briefings; Incident Action Plan preparation; interactions and information exchange; forms, documents and supplies; and demobilization and closeout.

Target Group:
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400 level courses and who have been identified to fulfill the Planning Section Chief position on an Incident Management Team.

Objectives:
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe incident information needs, data gathering methods and data evaluation processes
  • Describe the PSC role in the transition briefing, the planning review meeting, the operational briefing, and other meetings and briefings
  • Describe the components of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and who is responsible for preparing them
  • Describe the PSC role in the preparation of the IAP and other documents
  • Review an ICS Form 209 (Incident Status Summary) for completeness
  • Conduct an operational briefing
  • Describe demobilization planning and IMT closeout procedures.