Event Details

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MGT-457: On-Scene Crisis Leadership & Decision Making for HazMat Incidents

Training Provider - Georgia Tech Research Institute

Course Description
A key role in the Incident Command System (ICS), a component of NIMS organizational structure, is the Incident Commander (IC). It is important for the IC to have effective leadership skills and to establish clear, concise objectives for the other functions while under pressure. The chaos of the incident can increase stress; therefore, this course will equip leaders for crisis decision making during various hazmat incidents, with a special emphasis on events involving fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) and high hazard flammability trains (HHFT). Elements of the course include using pre-incident action plans, unified command and interoperability with industry, information sharing, and training.

Course Objectives
Structure a response effort in a way that promotes collaboration and information sharing among all stakeholders which will lead to effective and timely decisions that enhance the response and recovery effort.

Utilize various plans to enhance their ability to make sound decisions.

Understand the public sectors partnership with private sector entities organized according to their own incident command structure.

Understand how to interface and share resources with private facilities.

Inform decision makers about on-scene hazards and threats to responders and the public.

Design a pathway for transitioning quickly from response to recovery operations.

Making good leadership decisions will minimize the adverse impact of these types of incidents on the environment, responders and community.

Mission Areas

None, however, IS-100 or ICS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800 are strongly recommended.


  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Hazardous Material
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
  • Agriculture
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Security and Safety
  • Transportation

Primary Core Capability

  • Planning

Secondary Core Capabilities

  • Environmental Response/Health and Safety
  • Operational Communications
  • Operational Coordination
  • Situational Assessment

Training Certificate
Georgia Tech Research Institute Certificate of Completion

Offered in conjunction with Albany County Emergency Management.

Enrollment questions, email [email protected]

A FEMA SID number is required for this course. Register for one at: https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID

  • When: Wed Nov. 14
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Address: 2374 Jefferson Street
    Laramie WY,US 82070

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