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Hospital Incident Command System Course

Format: Resident, Exportable

Hospital Incident Command System is an incident command system designed for hospitals and intended for use in both emergency and non-emergency situations. It provides hospitals of all sizes with tools needed to advance their emergency preparedness and response capability—both individually and as members of the broader response community.

HICS is a 2-day course that provides attendees the tools necessary to ensure the safety of patients, personnel, the facility, and ensure business continuity, financial recovery, as well as restoration of “normal” operations. HICS serves as an instructional program, providing the foundation for attendees to teach their respective military hospitals and clinics an Introduction to Hospital Incident Command System. 

Compliance with the National Incident Management System is a condition for any health care organization receiving federal assistance.

  • Using ICS concepts and principles enables organizations to meet one component of NIMS compliance and promotes collaborative participation in a larger, national system.
  • NIMS promotes a coordinated effort among all primary and secondary response agencies to better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from events and incidents.

HICS is an exportable course. Please email the course contact for further information.

Courses Pre-Requisites

You can complete these courses online or attend an in-resident course.

  • IS-100 Introduction to ICS
  • IS-120: An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700 NIMS, An Introduction
  • IS-800 National Response Framework

Applying for a course

  • For Navy PHEO or MEM nominations, please contact the Navy Service Lead.
  • For Army MEM nominations, please contact the Army MEM Service Lead.
  • For Army PHEO nominations, please contact the Army PHEO Service Lead.
  • For Air Force nominations, please contact your Unit Medical Readiness Office. The Unit MRO forwards their candidates to their respective MAJCOM/NAF MRO, and the MAJCOM/NAF MRO forwards their list of nominees directly to AFMRA/SG3XT, USAF Mailbox. Air Force nominations sent directly to DMRTI will be forwarded to AFMRA/SG3XT.
  • For all other nominations or to self-nominate or enroll, please contact the DMRTI Contingency Operations Program.

Note: Nominations for this course close 60 days prior to course date. If you would like to enroll after the closing date; please contact your service representative.

Upcoming Courses

Dates Locations Nomination/Enrollment
Aug. 8-9 Henry Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, MD Email the Disaster Management section for enrollment instructions
Last Updated: May 09, 2024
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