Washington State Emergency Management Division


L0956 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Liaison Officer Course

Monday, October 30, 2023 to Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (In-Person)

5:30 AM- 2:30 PM


The registration period has closed for this event. 

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination.


The goal of this professional development course is to provide federal, state, and local-level emergency responders with an overview of key duties and responsibilities of a Liaison Officer (LOFR) in a Type III All Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT).

The learner must achieve a minimum passing score of 75% on final knowledge assessments or demonstrate mastery on performance assessments or research assignments to earn the IACET CEU.



Course Objectives
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the LOFR as a member of the Command Staff.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of an Agency Representative.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Liaison Officer with regards to Stakeholders.
  • Explain types of communication and work-location requirements for a given incident.
  • Identify the process and relevant parties involved in incident information flow, including the role of Assistant Liaison Officers.
  • Identify the Liaison Officer's contributions to the NIMS incident action planning process.
  • Explain the proper steps to follow in the event of a special situation.
  • Identify the demobilization process as it relates to the duties of the LOFR.

  • IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS-200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200
  • E/L/G 0300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, ICS 300
  • E/L/G 0400 Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents, ICS 400
  • IS-700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS-800 National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction


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

Target Audience

Selection Criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training shall be completed by personnel who will be required to gain a certificate of training and the credentials to function in an ICS Organization, such as an IMT, as a member of the Command, General Staff or as a Unit Leader. These criteria will be verified on the student enrollment request by endorsement of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) such as the State/Tribal Training Officer or the course manager.


King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 Northeast 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056

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Course Manager

Course Manager:

Eric O'Brien

King County Emergency Management

(206) 475-1498


Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.


Please note that this is a 2-step registration process. Once you are confirmed by WA EMD, you will complete registration through FEMA's National Emergency Training Center (NETC) on the first day of the course.

The registration period has closed for this event.