EMG 4002: Incident Command in Emergency and Disaster Management


This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the incident command structure within emergency management. Real-life events will be used as case studies in order to allow students to demonstrate the ability to use NIMS and ICS. At the culmination of this course, students will have received several FEMA certificates.


  1. Identify and discuss the history and development of NIMS and ICS.
  2. Analyze the policies that have been enacted in regards to NIMS and ICS.
  3. Analyze the policies that have been enacted in regards to NIMS and ICS.
  4. Examine the applications and implementation of ICS in different emergency response service disciplines.
  5. Explore and discuss the practical aspects of incident command in emergency management.
  6. Complete an incident command case study by investigating past incidents for practical lessons learned.


  1. EMG 3000


National incident management system: Principles and practice (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2012)
Author: Walsh, D. W., Christen, H. T., Jr., Callsen, C. E., Jr., Miller, G. T., Maniscalco, P. M., Lord, G. C., & Dolan, N. J.
ISBN: 9780763781873
Price: $86.71

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the CSU Bookstore at bookstore@columbiasouthern.edu