Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - Training - Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course

Course Code: L - 958 Curriculum Area: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific
Course Title: Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course
Course Description: 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.
Selection Criteria: 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.
Required IS 100, 200, 700, 800; ICS 300 and 400
Course Length: 4 days
CEU’s: 2.8
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