The Incident Command System (ICS) is a management system designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure. ICS is normally structured to facilitate activities in five major functional areas: command, operations, planning, logistics, Intelligence & Investigations, finance and administration. It is a fundamental form of management, with the purpose of enabling incident managers to identify the key concerns associated with the incident—often under urgent conditions—without sacrificing attention to any component of the command system.
Please visit the ICS Resource Center for more information.
|ICS Core Competencies—Final||September 2008|
|ICS-100 Fact Sheet||October 2011|
|ICS-200 Fact Sheet||October 2007|
|ICS-300 Fact Sheet||November 2011|
|ICS-400 Fact Sheet||June 2008|
|NIMS ICS Forms 2010||July 2013|
|NIMS Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide||October 2013|