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Situation 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 part of an Incident Management Team.

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Situation Unit Leader course agenda

Course Description:

This day course provides participants with course work and hands-on training for the position of Situation Unit Leader on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a Situation Unit Leader and the relationship of the Situation Unit Leader to other personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents and software programs that may be used by the Situation Unit Leader.

Instructional methods include lectures, videos, class discussions, graded evaluation and group exercises. Graded evaluations will be given at the end of each instructional unit and there will be a final evaluation. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance and who obtain a total course score of 70% or higher.

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 part of an Incident Management Team.

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

  • Identify the Situation Unit's mission and function
  • Understand the management and leadership function of the Situation Unit Leader
  • Describe the positions in the Situation Unit and the duties of each position
  • Define the interactions of the SITL with other functional positions in the incident management team
  • Describe the types of and sources of information that the Situation Unit utilizes
  • List the products that the Situation Unit prepares or assists in preparing
  • Complete an ICS Form 209, Incident Status Summary.