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L973 Finance/Admin Section Chief (FSC) Course - May 22-24, 2017

L973 Finance/Admin Section Chief (FSC) Course - May 22-24, 2017

Start date:
5/22/2017-8:00 AM
End date:
5/24/2017-5:00 PM
Independence Civic Center-6363 Selig Blvd. Independence OH 44131


NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific:

L973 Finance/Admin Section Chief (FSC) Course

Supported by Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Hosted by Cuyahoga County EMA

May 22-24, 2017


Course Description

This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective FSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management team.  These responsibilities fall into two categories: FSC duties (1) managing the Finance/Administration Section personnel and (2) managing the finances and administrative responsibilities during an incident.  Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.


Course Date:                            May 22-24, 2017


Course Registration:                7:30 - 8:00 AM (on day one)

Time of Course:                       8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (each day)

Location:                                 Independence Civic Center - 6363 Selig Blvd. Independence OH 44131

Our Targeted Audience:
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 must complete the following FEMA Independent Study online courses and the ICS-300 Intermediate and ICS-400 Advanced ICS courses and copies of your course completion certificates must accompany your application.

  1. IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)-
  2. IS-200.b, Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  3. IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction
  4. IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  5. ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents


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 the course manager approves to attend the L973 Finance/Admin Section Chief (FSC) course must provide a FEMA's General Admission Application Form 119-25-1 to Serena Steele the Training Coordinator for Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management.   


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.

Course Enrollment: 
Students must access the following link to enroll via the Cuyahoga County Public Safety & Justice Services website /en-US/calendar.aspx and also must complete the FEMA Application Form and submit it to Serena Steele of Cuyahoga County EMA.

Students having trouble registering should contact Serena Steele 216.348.4392 or 216.443.5700 for assistance with registration.  

State Point of Contact:
                                             Cuyahoga County EMA Training Contact:

Lisa Jones, DSC 2,                                                      Serena Steele

SAA Training Point of Contact                                     Training Coordinator

Ohio Emergency Management Agency                        Cuyahoga County Office of EM                                         

(614) 799-3824                                                           (216) 348-4392 or (216) 443-5700

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