Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course (L-958) (11-11-0958) - 001

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Brief Description
Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course (L-958)
Full Description
Course Description:
The primary goal of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Courses is to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for Command and General Staff and selected Unit Leader personnel who are members of an existing or developing Incident Management Team (IMT). Competencies in the training are focused around the ability of the student to assume specific position responsibilities, lead assigned personnel, communicate effectively, and to ensure the completion of assigned tasks in order to meet identified objectives for the position. Personal qualifications to serve as members of IMTs are designed to consider a combination of training, operational experience during exercises or actual incidents, job shadowing, field mentoring, and administrative requirements.

This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective OSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Operations Section Chief on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.

Target Audience:
NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on USFA or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

Students need to complete the following FEMA independent study courses before they can be enrolled into this course:

Students also need to complete before they will be enrolled into this course:
-Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (I-300)
-Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents (I-400)

Lodging will be provided on the nights of April 24, 25, 26, 27, 2023 for public sector personnel whose residence and official workstation are more than 50 miles from the SPTC. Lodging is not available for federal employees or private industry participants. You must be enrolled in the course and have received lodging confirmation from the SPTC before arriving at the Center, or your lodging will not be covered, and you will not be allowed in the class.

There is NO FEE for this course. Lunch will be provided. Travel and all other meals are the responsibility of the course participant.

Course Completion Requirements: It is mandatory that the participant complete all 32 hours of this course to receive full credit. Anything less will result in the participant’s need to re-register for another course and start from the beginning.
Training Dates
04/25/2023 - 04/28/2023
Introduction to the Incident Command System (IS-100)
Select the County of Work - This is where your Work Office is located.
ICS for Major and/or Complex Incidents (I-400)
Select the discipline your are representing for this Course
Select the County of Residence
Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response (IS-200)
Work Classification Related to this Course
An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (IS-700)
National Response Framework, an Introduction (IS-800)
Do you require lodging?  Note: By selecting Yes, you are certifying that you meet the lodging requirements as stated in the Guidelines.
Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (I-300)
Registration Dates
01/08/2023 - 04/19/2023
Available Seats
32h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC)
5900 Airport Road
Oriskany, NY  13424
Reporting Instructions
Sign in: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Course: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dress is business casual.  
Signup Details
No Show Policy: Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the students responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

-Please follow these directions below regarding providing the required    
prerequisites. Each prerequisite must be filled before a student can submit their
request to attend this course.

-If the required prerequisite is within your Training History, the DHSES LMS will
automatically assign it to the course you are registering for.

-If the prerequisite does not appear in your training history then select “request waiver” under fulfillment and provide clarifying comments when prompted that states, you will email the prerequisite to OEM directly and click save. Email all course prerequisites to oem.training@dhses.ny.gov, please include what course you are registering for in the body of the email.

Important Note: In addition to the above LMS procedure, before attending this class you must have a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID).
If you do not already have an SID you can register for one through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) website at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/

Signup Details


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