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Emergency Management

Incident Management Team III:
Operations Section Chief


An Operations Section Chief (Type 3) is responsible for all tactical incident operations, including the activation and supervision of ICS organizational elements in accordance with and in execution of the Incident Action Plan (IAP).

Requisite Criteria

The table below lists minimum requisite criteria based on existing protocols and standards for an Operations Section Chief (Type 3) to participate in the NIMS Integration Center’s National Emergency Responder Credentialing System.

Training Criteria

Completion of the following courses/curricula:

  1. IS-100: Introduction to ICS
  2. IS-200: Basic ICS
  3. ICS-300: Intermediate ICS
  4. ICS-400: Advanced ICS
  5. IS-700:  NIMS, an introduction
  6. IS-800: NRP, an introduction


Significant, ongoing operational experience in strategy and tactics related to the incident scenario (e.g., wild land fire, water rescue, confined space rescue, or HazMat incident) and experience in emergency management

Medical/Physical Fitness

 Compliance with the following baseline criteria:

  1. Medical requirements established by the AHJ
  2. Minimum physical fitness standards as required by the AHJ
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