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Basic Course in Incident Command Systems
The course aims to introduce learners to the basic concepts, terminologies and principles of preparedness in disaster risk management as well as the Incident Command Systems

Purpose of the course:

The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the field of Disaster Risk Management and Incident Command Systems by explaining basic concepts and terminologies and explaining the interaction of these concepts with one another. Also participants will be introduced to the basic aspects of Incident Command System course overview, ICS Features and principles, Incident Commander and Command Staff Functions, General Staff functions, Unified Command and Course summary

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Students need to have successfully completed a matric certificate
Learning assumed to be in place: 
No previous learning is assumed to have to be in place

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  1) Describe and explain critically the role, function and difference between preparedness and response in the context of disaster risk management Describe, explain and critically argue the role, function and difference between preparedness and response in the context of disaster risk management, the importance and roll of planning in disaster response and relief and lastly, the Incident Command System in terms of its use, principles and structures in the form of a written assignment.
  2) Describe and argue critically the importance and roles of planning in disaster response and relief Verbally explain and apply what they have learned in solving practical simulation scenarios
  3) Describe and explain the Incident Command System fully in terms of its use, principles and structures. Verbally explain and apply what they have learned in solving practical simulation scenarios
     

 

Assessment: 
Class practical’s and written assignment
Method of assessment: 
Students will be asked to solve problems through practical exercise by applying the principles and knowledge that they have acquired after each theoretical contact sessions. This will be done on the last day of the course. Additionally, to the above, students will have to submit a written essay (10-15_ pages) within two months after the last day of the course (pass rate 50%), which will be deemed as final assessment. The elements stated above will form the basis of this assessment

Additional information

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Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
The course will focus on government officials, responders such as fire fighters and the fire protection agency members, emergency response staff, police officials, disaster management officials, members of society and local agencies involved in handling crises
Contact us
Name: 
Ms. Kristel Fourie
Telephone number: 
+27 18 299 1632