I-400: ICS for Major and/or Complex Incidents

Date(s) - Mar 6 2012 until Mar 7 2012
08:30 - 16:30

Riley Robb Hall (Cornell Campus)



This course is designed for senior personnel who are expected to perform in management capacity of Area Command or multi-agency coordination (MAC) within the Incident Command System (ICS). It is further intended for those who have lead capacity in a major and/or complex incident environment


1. Identify the incident management process of command and general staff functions during complex incidents as prescribed by the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Command and Management component.

2. Describe the implementation of the incident management process on complex incidents (Type I and Type II).

3. Describe the management and coordination process during multiple incidents

Course Curriculum Structure and Topics:

Unit 1 – Course Overview

Unit 2 – Fundamentals Review for Command and General Staff

Unit 3 – Major or Complex Incident/ Event management

Unit 4 – Area Command

Unit 5 – Multi-Agency Coordination

Unit 6 – Course Summary


The prerequisite to enroll in this course is completion of the ICS Intermediate (ICS-300) course. If you were issued a FOG – Field Operations Guide during your 300 course – please bring it with you.

Information on the National Incident Management System can be found at http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/index.shtm.


There is no fee for the course. Food, Lodging & Transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.


New York State Office of Emergency Management

Training & Exercises Section

(518) 292-2351 or OEMTraining@dhses.ny.gov


Riley Robb Hall (Cornell Campus)

111 Wing Drive

Ithaca, NY 14850

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Who Should Attend?

ICS 400 provides training for senior personnel expected to lead in a major and/or complex incident environment (Type I and Type II), particularly as qualified Incident Management Team personnel, Area Command personnel, and Multi-Agency Coordination Group representatives. The NYS Preparedness Steering Committee guidance on NIMS training, may be found at http://www.semo.state.ny.us/programs/training/index.cfm


Complete the registration form at


To ensure the most appropriate target audience, SOEM and the hosting jurisdiction will review all registrations prior to acceptance to the course. We reserve the right to close the registration period earlier than the closing date stated on the Course Announcement due to a number of registrations received.

Registration Deadline:

5:00 pm, February 14, 2012 


Participants who achieve a passing score on the exam will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course.