Incident Command System (ICS) Training
ICS is a management system designed to enable effective and efficient incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications that operate within a common organizational structure. The University of Massachusetts Boston Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is based on ICS principles. Basic ICS training consists of the following courses: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700 and ICS 800. These courses are highly recommended for all UMass Boston staff who may manage or be involved in an incident or emergency.
ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 training modules are free and available online from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. Access them through the following links:
- ICS 100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
- ICS 200: Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- ICS 700: National Incident Management System (NIMS): An Introduction
- ICS 800: National Response Framework (NRF): An Introduction
On-Campus Preparedness Training
A number of preparedness-focused training sessions are posted on the UMass Boston training portal. These include department preparedness, Staying Safe on Campus, Rape Aggression Defense training and others.
If you have difficulty signing up for a class on the Training Portal or would like to schedule a customized training or exercise for your department or group, please contact the Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity at 617.287.5104 or 617.287.6821.
2015 Campus Center Prepared Full Scale Active Shooter Exercise
Download the Exercise Plan from the July 31, 2015 Full Scale Active Shooter Exercise.