Washington State Emergency Management Division


ICS-402 NIMS Overview for Senior Officials

Thursday, December 14, 2023 (In-Person)

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination

This course provides executives and senior officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) an orientation to the Incident Command System (ICS).

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

Course Objectives
  • Explain the National Incident Management System.
  • Explain the NIMS Management Characteristics, the organizational structure of the Incident Command System, and the role of the Command and General Staff.
  • Explain the attributes and purpose of Emergency Operations Centers.
  • Explain the interconnectivity between the MAC Group, EOCs, the Joint Information System and Incident Command.
  • Explain the Senior Official's role in preparedness.


There are no Prerequisites for this course.

Target Audience
  • Executives and senior officials, including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.

Continuing Education

Contact: Hours - 4


Kitsap County Public Works Annex

8600 Imperial Way SW
Bremerton, WA 9831

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management

Course Manager:


Jan Glarum

Kitsap County Dept. of EM

(360) 900-8556

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.


Registration preference is given to Washington State and Tribal residents.