Health and Medical ICS Courses and Exercises

We provide Health and Medical ICS and IMT courses and exercises to help qualify individuals for their role on hospital and health department Incident Management Teams.

Position courses we provide include:


  • Incident Commander
  • Public Information Officer
  • Safety Officer
  • Liaison Officer

Operation Section

  • Operations Section Chief
  • Division/Group Supervisor
  • Task Force/Strike Team Leader

Planning Section

  • Planning Section Chief
  • Situation Unit Leader
  • Resource Unit Leader

Logistics Section

  • Logistics Section Chief
  • Food Unit Leader
  • Supply Unit Leader
  • Ground Support Unit Leader
  • Facilities Unit Leader

Finance and Administration Section

  • Finance and Administration Section Chief
  • Cost Unit Leader
  • Claims Unit Leader
  • Time Unit Leader

Team and ICS courses include:

  • All Hazard IMT course (O-304)
  • Multi Agency Coordination Groups (M-480)
  • I-100, 200, 300, 400

The courses include HICS cross-walks to standard ICS. OQA's programs are interactive and based on real-world experience. They meet all of the requirements of the NIMS National Curricula and provide clients with proven methods and tools for success. Each position course provides a learning environment that helps students understand and be able to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities to function within specific ICS positions. Many of our Associates have helped develop and revise these courses over the years. The instructors from OQA only instruct position courses that they have performed in at the Type 1 and 2 levels!

The courses can be presented in a shortened version as workshops without DHS certification or in their full length for certification.  Each course ensures that:

  • Each student can perform his or her duties as a member of a Health-Medical IMT in managing an incident and developing the Incident Action Plan.
  • Each student is able to interact and communicate with other unit members to resolve conflicts, follow ICS processes and make safe, effective decisions.
  • Position descriptions and task book requirements are addressed and understood.
  • Each team member's responsibilities and relationships with other unit members are learned and understood.