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L958 Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course - December 5-8, 2016

L958 Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course - December 5-8, 2016

Start date:
12/5/2016-8:00 AM
End date:
12/8/2016-5:00 PM
NEORSD - 4747 E.49th St. Cuyahoga Hts. OH.


NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific:

L958 Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course

Hosted by the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management

December 5 – 8, 2016 

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)

4747 East 49th Street Cuyahoga County, OH 44125

This four-day course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective OSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Operations Section Chief on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge

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

Required Prerequisites:
Students that apply for this All-Hazards Position Specific training must complete the FEMA Independent Study (IS) online courses listed below and students must complete the ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Events and ICS-400 Advanced ICS courses and students must provide copies of the prerequisite course completion certificates with the FEMA Application.

IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)-  
IS-200.b, Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents  
IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction  
IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction  

ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents

ICS-400, Advanced Incident Command System (ICS), Command and General Staff—Complex Incidents

Feel free to call the FEMA IS Office at 1-800-238-3358 to request replacement copies of your IS certificates of completion and/or FEMA transcript if necessary (they will email them to you).

FEMA Student Identification (SID) number

All students attending this course must have a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number in order to receive a certificate of complete from FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

Access the link below to register for a FEMA SID number or to retrieve your FEMA SID number.  

FEMA's General Admission Application Form

Students that we approve to attend the L958 Operations Section Chief (OSC) course must provide a FEMA's General Admission Application Form 119-25-1 to Serena Steele of Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management at email address

Access the Form 119-25-1 at the following link and complete it.  

Lodging Information:

Lodging, Meals, Per Diem and all other travel expenses are the responsibility of the student or the parent organization.


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