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IS-802.A: Emergency Support Function (ESF) #2—Communications

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Course Overview

This course introduces Emergency Support Function (ESF) #2 – Communications. Which coordinates government and industry efforts for the reestablishment and provision of critical communications infrastructure and services, facilitates the stabilization of systems and applications from malicious activity, and coordinates communications support to response efforts.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the overall purpose and scope of ESF #2.
  • Identify the supplemental assistance ESF #2 provides to state, local, tribal, and territorial(SLTT) governments.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the ESF #2 coordinator, primary agencies, and support agencies during an incident.
  • Identify typical activities accomplished by ESF #2 resources.
  • Describe the types of partnerships formed between ESF #2 and other response agencies and organizations.

Primary Audience

This course provides a high-level overview of ESF #2 to anyone in the emergency management community. Ideally, participants have a base-line knowledge of incident management and have taken related courses through the EMI.


Recommended Prerequisites:

  • E0210: Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role
  • E0300- ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
  • E0348: Orientation to Mission Assignments for FEMA Staff and Interagency Partners
  • E8515: Cybersecurity Symposium
  • G0125: WEM Amateur Radio Resources
  • G0300- ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
  • G0400- ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff- Complex Incidents
  • IS0100.c: An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS0102.c: Preparing for Federal Disaster Operations: FEMA Response Partners
  • IS0230.e: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS0315.a: CERT and the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS0660: Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
  • IS0700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS0800.d: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS0815: ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power
  • IS0822: Fundamentals of Management and Support Coordination of Federal Disaster Operations
  • IS2200: Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions
  • IS2901: Introduction to Community Lifelines



Course Length:

1.25 hours
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