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Environmental Unit Leader

Category: ICS - Unit Leader

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Prerequisites:

This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed the Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, and 300 and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.

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Course Materials:

Environmental Unit Leader course agenda
Environmental Unit Leader Student Manual

Course Description:

This course provides participants course work and hands-on training for the position of Environmental Unit Leader (ENVL). It covers the role and responsibilities of a ENVL and the relationship of the ENVL to other incident personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents, software programs and other resources that may be used by a ENVL.

Topics include: the Environmental Unit's role in the Incident Command System; staffing and organizing the Environmental Unit; sample plan development; monitoring and sampling techniques; laboratory resources; toxicology; modeling applications and limitations; treatment and disposal; and decontamination. Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, videos, case studies, class discussions, and group exercises.

Target Group:
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed the Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, and 300 and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.

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

  • Understand the management and leadership function of the ENV Leader
  • Define the interactions of the ENVL with other functional positions in the incident management team
  • Understand how and when to incorporate multiple agency expertise into the Environmental Unit of the Planning Section
  • Define various response technologies that may be needed to support the operations of the Environmental Unit during a major incident
  • Understand toxicology, and health and safety issues as they apply to a response
  • Understand the capability and/or limitations of numerical models as tools to support the operations of the Environmental Unit during a response
  • List the contents of the Environmental Unit Leader Tool Box.

Note: A calculator is recommended