Campus Safety Training Program: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) for School Personnel

Campus Safety Training Program: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) for School Personnel, an eLearning course, provides an overview of the ICS as it relates to campus safety. While identifying the specific roles within an ICS and related terminology, the course also explores how the ICS roles work together during a critical incident.

COURSE LENGTH: 30 MINUTES

Title slide from the course showing students walking out of the front of a school building.

Arizona POST Approved Course
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AZPOST does not require the standard approval form for this course; however, if you would like one, please contact AZPOST directly at [email protected]

Course Overview

The ICS operates as a response method that determines the role of everyone responding to a crisis and defines a shared vocabulary and shared expectations of behavior. Agencies and first responders that provide assistance during a school emergency all use ICS during a crisis. School staff and safety teams must understand and be comfortable using the ICS shared vocabulary when interacting with first responders during a crisis. Additionally, utilizing the shared vocabulary during the planning phases of critical incident response assists in building trust and collaboration between diverse organizations.

In the United States, schools provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 55 million children. To protect these school communities in the event of an emergency, school districts and administrators need to work with local government, law enforcement, and community emergency response agencies in advance of any potential emergencies.

This interactive course assists educational stakeholders in understanding the roles within an ICS and how to develop an ICS for their school.

Target Audience

School personnel, law enforcement, school resource officers, and campus safety professionals.

Cooperative Partners

This tuition-free online training was developed by the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC) and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2017-CK-WXK-007 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify specific roles within the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Define terminology associated with the ICS
  • Explain how the ICS roles work together during a critical incident event

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC)

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC) is dedicated to equipping criminal justice professionals and service providers with the right training and tools to affect lasting and meaningful change in the communities they serve. As a leading national criminal justice training organization, we deliver quality innovative training, expert instruction, and technical assistance solutions for combating prevailing public safety and community challenges.