Incident Command System (ICS)

The Incident Command System (ICS) is the standardized approach to Emergency Services  incident management in the United States and used by CAP that:
• Is used for all kinds of incidents by all types of organizations and at all levels of government; ICS is applicable to small incidents as well as large and complex ones.
• Enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and agencies.
• Establishes common processes for incident-level planning and resource management.
• Allows for the integration of resources (such as facilities, equipment, personnel) within a common organizational structure.

ICS training is required for certain CAP qualifications.  Here is a summary.

Texas DPS offers many training opportunities both online and in person at