Washington State Emergency Management Division


G0191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface (IN-PERSON)

Thursday, November 9, 2023 (In-Person)

8:00 AM - 4:00 PMĀ 
The registration period has closed for this event.

This course is offered in person at the State Emergency Operations Center

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination


The goal of this professional development course, E/L/G 0191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface, is to enable the students to develop an effective interface between the Incident Command/Unified Command and the Emergency Operations Center by applying National Incident Management System principles.


For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:


  • Explain the course structure and potential ICS/EOC interface challenges.
  • Explain key NIMS concepts, command and coordination systems, and structures.
  • Analyze given scenarios to determine commonalities and potential interface issues between ICS and EOCs.
  • Explain the respective roles and interconnectivity of the NIMS command and coordination systems in coordination.
  • Contrast the typical role and functions of the Incident Command and the EOC during emergency operations.
  • Analyze given scenarios to apply ICS/EOC interface concepts.
  • Develop an ICS/EOC interface action plan for your community.
  • Summarize the course objectives.



  • IS-0100 An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS-0700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS-0800 National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
  • IS-0200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200 or IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions



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

Student Selection

This course is open to WA EMD Employees and State Agency Partners, including those that may work within SAL and ESFs.


WA State Emergency Management - SEOC

20 Aviation Drive
Building 20
Camp Murray, WA 98430

The training will be held in person at the State Emergency Operations Center. Camp Murray is a secure military facility. Please review required access information here: CAMP MURRAY ACCESS

Course Manager
Sponsoring Agency: WA Emergency Management Division

Course Manager:

Will Vance
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Manager
WA Emergency Management Division
Phone:(253) 512-7005



Please note:

*If you are a WA EMD Employee, please follow the 'post course' instructions listed in the confirmation email to upload your completion certificate.