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New Training Offered in Maine-Facilities Unit Leader (L-971)


March 14, 2012


The course will help participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) in an all-hazards incident. The course walks participants through general information, including an overview of the Logistics Section and information on incident mobilization, initial situation awareness, and unit management. It also provides detailed instruction in setting up and maintaining incident facilities, including facilities infrastructure, services, layout, and security. Each unit contains a discussion-based exercise and there is a capstone tabletop exercise at the end of the course to give participants hands-on practice functioning as a FACL.

Course Length: 5 days

Selection Criteria: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on United States Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

These Prerequisites Apply to ALL Courses:

Required: ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents; IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), ICS-100; IS-200.b, Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200; and IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction.

Recommended: ICS-400, Advanced Incident Command System (ICS), Command and General Staff -- Complex Incidents.

How to Apply: Complete the FEMA 119-25-1 application form found at and forward it to your State Training Officer for approval. Once that approval has been granted, the form should be forwarded to the Point of Contact for the host state as listed below each course description. Applications MUST be received by the host state no later than 30 days prior to the class date, so please plan accordingly!

Stipends: All students representing state and local government entities are entitled to receive reimbusement under the FEMA Student Stipend Reibursement Program for costs associated with attending regional offerings of NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific classes. This program provides reimbursement to students who successfully complete classes for costs associated with travel and lodging. Airfares, baggage charges, and two-way mileage costs between a student's home and the class site are fully reimbursable. Miscellaneous ancillary costs such as meals and local transportation costs such as taxis or rental cars are not reimbursable. Stipend forms will be available at the start of each class.



Mike Grant, MEMA


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