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To provide you with the fundamental skills & knowledge to improve the performance of your future students who will be managing critical incidents.

TRAINER (Command Post CIM)

This is a fast-paced course
comprised of a three-part curriculum.

This course is a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on. The exercises are simulations of exercises using the Model City™ simulator real-life scenarios. Using the Model City, students learn to instruct the implementation of an all-hazards approach to manage critical incidents. Students learn to teach the five-phased Critical Incident, Event Activity Flow© to track the event characteristics, agency response, and the desired outcomes of an incident. Using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) structures, students build an effective decision-making team to bring about a successful resolution of the simulated exercise.


Students will learn to conduct exercises in a number of modules that provide the opportunity to put into action the ICS model and implement the unified command concepts to establish an operational command post and manage a simulated critical incident.


To bring the experience to life, on-camera press interviews are conducted, press releases are prepared and the command staff will provide briefings to government officials. Participants will learn to deliver to senior-level command personnel from police, fire, and EMS disciplines, as well as key decision-makers from other units of government and the private sector.


Using the Unified Command approach, students will provide the necessary preparation to respond to and evaluate their community's readiness for major incidents. In addition, using the ICS model, pre-event planning will be developed and practiced.


None specified





  • Emergency Management Instructors

  • Fire Service Instructors

  • Law Enforcement Instructors

  • Public Safety Dispatch Instructors


Course Length: 104 hours

Course Level: Performance

This course relates to the existing Simulation-based Training for Command Post Personnel (tracking #050504-0).

The Train the Trainer system consists of three modules:


  1. Three-day pilot course

  2. Ten-day instructor development (specific to Unified Command Post course)

  3. Three-day mentoring sessions for the new instructor’s initial teaching assignment of the approved delivery 050504-04.

The complex of the final delivery requires this 16-day commitment on the part of prospective instructors.

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