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ICS Canada – Planning Chief


October 4 @ 9:00 am
October 8 @ 4:00 pm
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Union Club
125 Germain Street
Saint John, NB E2L 2E9 Canada
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The course objective is to provide local and Provincial-level emergency responders with an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the function of the Situation Unit and the roles and responsibilities of the Situation Unit Leader (SITL)
  • Describe the purpose, timing and structure of each of the meetings, briefings and documents in the Planning Cycle
  • Identify key strategies for interacting with members of the Planning Section, members of the IMT, and personnel outside of the IMT
  • Describe the function of the Planning Section and the roles and responsibilities of the Planning Section Chief (PSC)
  • Describe the responsibilities of the Documentation Unit and Demobilization Unit Leaders and the purpose of the Final Incident Package
  • Identify course objectives and position-specific resource materials
  • Describe the function of the Resources Unit and the roles and responsibilities of the Resources Unit Leader (RESL)
  • Describe the information gathered from the initial meetings, briefings and documents

General Course Topics:

  • Planning section chief
  • Resources unit
  • Situation unit
  • Initial response
  • Planning cycle
  • Interactions
  • Documentation and demobilization units

e: All in person course registration fees include parking, printed course materials, lunches and healthy breaks.