Incident Command System (ICS)

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to the command, control and coordination of emergency response providing a common hierarchy within which responders from multiple agencies can be effective.

ICS is widely used by agencies across Canada.

ICS 100 and 200 – Online (Free)

ERAC now offers its own version of ICS 100 and 200 for free to first responders (firefighters, police and EMS) and our Plan Participant members through our learning management system, Workhub. Please complete the form below. For group registrations, please send a spreadsheet with each participant’s name, email, phone number, department location and the course level requested to Patrick Knight, Safety & Emergency Management Director.

The ERAC ICS 100 and ICS 200 were developed to support our responders in meeting the basics of ICS. ERAC responders are required to have ICS as part of their mandatory training requirements when responding to flammable liquids and LPG incidents.

Note: ERAC’s ICS 100 and 200 are not recognized by ICS Canada and do not provide a pathway to ICS Canada-approved training. To advance to ICS Canada 300 you will need to take ICS 200 with an ICS Canada certified trainer. Please see information below about instructor-led training.

ICS 200 and 300 - Instructor-led

ERAC will hold the following instructor-led, ICS Canada-approved sessions:

  • ICS 200 – Times to be determined as per registrants' time zones and preferences
  • ICS 300 – To be determined (depending on interest and public health measures)

A minimum number of people is required to hold instructor-led training. A flat fee (plus travel expenses, if applicable) is also available to organizations looking to book virtual or in-person training for their staff.

*Due to COVID-19, these sessions will be virtual for the safety of participants and the instructor. At this time, as per ICS Canada, ICS 300 cannot be conducted virtually.

ICS Canada certificates will be awarded upon completion of these approved sessions.

For more information, please complete the form below or contact Patrick Knight, Safety & Emergency Management Director, at Patrick.knight@erac.org or 587.229.4990.