Many County buildings are currently closed to the public. Please visit our Online services page for resources and building information.

Public Safety & Justice Services Mission Statement: To provide a wide range of public safety and justice services to residents and first responders of Cuyahoga County, while embracing current and new technologies in the public safety field.

You are here: Home > Calendar 

L-962 Planning Section Chief (PSC) Course - June 10-13, 2019

L-962 Planning Section Chief (PSC) Course - June 10-13, 2019

Start date:
6/10/2019-8:00 AM
End date:
6/13/2019-5:00 PM
NEORSD - 4747 E.49th St. Cuyahoga Hts. OH.


NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific:

L-962 Planning Section Chief (PSC) Course

Sponsored by Cuyahoga County OEM

June 10-13, 2019


Course Description:
This four-day course design provides local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief (PSC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: PSC duties 1) managing the planning cycle and 2) tracking resources and incident status. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge (there is no charge to attend this course).


Course Date: June 10-13, 2019

Time of Course: Registration: 7:45 - 8:00 AM / Course time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Northeast Ohio Regional - Sewer District (NEORSD) 4747 East 49th Street Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125

Who Should Attend?

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.

Required Prerequisites:

Students must complete the following FEMA Independent Study online courses and the ICS-300 Intermediate course listed below (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. ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents

5. IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

6. ICS-400, Advanced Incident Command System (ICS), Command and General Staff—Complex 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 SID number or to retrieve your SID number.

FEMA's General Admission Application Form

Students that are approved for the L-962 Planning Section Chief (PSC) 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.


Students must enroll via Cuyahoga County's Public Safety Training Website and must complete the FEMA Application Form 

State Point of Contact:
Serena Steele, Cuyahoga OEM 
County SR EM - Training  

Import to calendar