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This course is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate the current Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program. This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.
This course introduces Multiagency Coordination (MAC) Systems as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and shows how these systems can be used to improve incident response. MAC Systems consist of a combination of elements: personnel, procedures, protocols, business practices, and communications integrated into a common system. After taking this course, you should be able to improve the overall coordination with, and support for, incident management by developing and operating within MAC Systems.
While this course discusses the Incident Command System (ICS), it is not a substitute for ICS 400, Advanced ICS Command and General Staff—Complex Incidents.
Note: IS-701.a is an updated version of the IS-701 course. If you have successfully completed IS-701, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.
This course will describe to participants the components of a MAC System and establish relationships between all elements of the system. After taking the course, students should be able to:
N/A. However, completion of IS 700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.