Washington State Emergency Management Division


L0958 All Hazards Operations Section Chief Position-Specific Training

(In Person) Monday, April 10, 2023 to Thursday, April 13, 2023

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

This course provides local- and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) Responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident. 2) Effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an OSC on an AHIMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

Course Objectives

Describe the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

  • IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (any version)
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (any version)
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (any version)
  • IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction (any version)
  • ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
  • ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff


Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute site to complete these Independent Study courses.

Travel Stipends Not Available

Travel Stipends are not available for this course. Associated travel costs by students who are approved for attendance are the responsibility of the student to pay to include but not limited to meals, mileage, and lodging. If you purchase airfare to attend this course and the course is cancelled, postponed, or the dates shift, the student (not the host) is responsible for refunds or changes in ticket airfare.

Target Audience

NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.




Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 25

Student Selection

Due to funding constraints, student selection is limited to:


  • Audiences within WA State. Registrations from out of state unfortunately cannot be accepted at this time.
  • DSHS and either Port of Entry for the State Emergency Repatriation Plan
  • SERP partner agencies listed in SERP Section 1.2
  • Agencies with a specific defined role in the WA CEMP and WA Regional Type 3 Incident Management Teams
  • On a space available basis: other emergency management audiences once the first three audiences have a chance to register





Sea-Tac Conference Center

17801 Inernational Blvd.
Sea Tac, WA 98158

Click here for directions

Course Manager

Logan MacGregor

Strategic Initiatives Development Manager/State Emergency Repatriation Coordinator

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

(425) 393-3195


Registration Windows (Based on Intended Audiences):


  • Registration Window 1 (currently open): WA Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), and King County International Airport (BFI)
  • Registration Window 2 (currently open): Partners in the State Emergency Repatriation Plan (SERP) as defined in SERP section 1.2 (includes working draft of SERP 2.0).
  • Registration Window 3 (through March 24): Agencies with a defined role in the WA Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and Regional Type 3 Incident Management Teams.
  • Registration Window 4 (through March 31): Open to all other emergency management audiences with response roles within WA on a space-available basis.
  • Registration Closes at Noon on March 31.



Application period closes 3/31/2023 12:01 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Students must meet student selection criteria to register.


Apply for L0958 Here