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S-260, INTERAGENCY INCIDENT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ONLINE) 2011

Course Description

This course meets the general training needs of all positions for which an understanding of interagency incident business management is required. The Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook, NFES 002160, is used as the primary job aid to supplement this course. It provides basic policy and direction for incident business management. 

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Objectives

Given the Interagency Incident Business Handbook and/or the Fireline Handbook, students will locate and apply the appropriate regulations, established interagency procedures, and necessary forms for each of the following incident management areas:
  • Application of conduct and ethics in incident support
  • Recruitment, classification, pay provisions and timekeeping/recording, commissary, injury compensation, and travel
  • Acquisition
  • Managing and tracking government property
  • Interagency coordination and cooperation
  • Investigation and reporting of accidents
  • Investigating, documenting, and reporting claims
  • Containing incident costs
  • All risk
Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course components

Hours to complete

Pre-selection assessment

N/A

Pre-course work

N/A

Online training

16

Instructor-led training

N/A

TOTAL Hours

16

Target Group

All ICS positions or personnel seeking knowledge of incident business management.

Minimum Course Administrator Qualifications

Course administrator must be highly experienced in incident business management (i.e., finance section chief, agency administrative officer, incident business advisor)

Course Prerequisites

None

Course Level

Local

Course Access

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Reference Material
Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook NFES 002160 PMS 902

NWCG Online Training Course Information
The course can be accessed through the combined NWCG/NFA Online Learning Management System (LMS). Please follow the instructions below to register for online training.

1. Click the "New Students Click Here To Register Now!" link under the login box on the right hand side of the screen.
2. Fill out the online registration form.
3. Write down your User ID and Password. This information will also be sent to your via email.
4. Login using your User Id and Password. You MUST change your Password following your initial login.
5. From your Home Page on the upper right side of the screen, select "Click to Browse Catalog".
6. On the left side of screen select "NWCG Courses" and hover your mouse pointer over the desired online course and select "Add to To-Do-List".
7. The online course can now be launched from your "Home Page".

Please note: If you have just registered, the catalog populates at the top of each hour; therefore depending on when you registered you may have to wait up to one hour until you can access the course in the catalog.

NWCG Online Course Completion Certificate
To print the completion certificate, log into your NFA Online account and from the "Home Page" under "Learning Status" on the right side of the page, select the "Completed Works" option. Hover over the course you want to print a certificate for and then select the "Print Certificate" option.

Note: Currently the LMS only issues a National Fire Academy (NFA) online course completion certificate. If desired, a NWCG certificate can be issued and signed manually by the course administrator. We anticipate having this issue resolved in the Summer of 2013. Certificates can be purchased from the Publications Management System NFES #001272.

This NWCG online training site is brought to you through a partnership of NWCG and the National Fire Academy (NFA).