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Disaster Zone Podcast: Virtual ICS Position Training

When it is no longer just an academic exercise.

Tens of thousands of people have taken the online basic Incident Command System (ICS) training. How much of that do they really retain over time?

It all becomes very real when someone is told they are slotted to hold one of the ICS command positions and they have never done it before and perhaps have never seen anyone else do it either. Having the basic ICS certificates will do you little good.

Check out the latest Disaster Zone podcast:
Virtual ICS Position Training.” The podcast description is below.

“Training has moved beyond the classroom and is predominantly being done on line in the COVID Pandemic environment we are in. Todd Manns, the founder of The Blue Cell is this week’s guest. In the podcast we hear about their lessons learned from moving to a virtual environment for Incident Command System (ICS) training. Additionally, they are starting up a totally new training series of classes that provide individual position training for ICS Command Positions. What is unique is that they are providing individual mentorship beyond the actual instruction and doing it on an ‘on call’ basis. This can be particularly helpful for people new to ICS or moving into these command positions.”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.