Utility ICS Training (Oct 27-28)

This program is the first in the country to provide Incident Command System training and educational services designed specifically for utilities. The course offers utilities new training in incident management and emergency response practices, and helps strengthen the industry’s sharing of instructional resources, best practices and mutual assistance. The course is offered on-site at host utilities and annually in Portland as an open event.

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General Details

Program Chair
Ann Steeves, Operations Manager, Business Continuity Emergency Management, PGE

Program Location
Concordia University – Columbia River Campus
11703 NE Glenn Widing Drive
Portland, OR 97220

Who Should Attend

      • Any utility personnel tasked with incident response activities
      • Incident commanders and functional leader
      • Company incident management trainers

Registration Options
Member: $399
Regular: $499

Prices increase $100 after October 2. Registration fee includes comprehensive meeting materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.


This program is currently full.

To be put on a wait list or for more information contact Kevin Sullivan at 971.303.1962.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Catered Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Introductions and Pre-Test
Discuss desired outcomes for the course.

  • Get Acquainted
  • Knowledge Check

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700
Prepares student to take online FEMA Tests if interested in FEMA certification.

  • Condensed
  • New Learner
  • Refresher

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Catered Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Position-Specific ICS Training
Introduction to roles and how they serve on the Incident Management Team (IMT)

  • Awareness Level
  • IC; PSC; LC; FSC

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Catered Breakfast

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Planning “P” Part One
Helps team understand the cadence and the rhythm of the response and gain alignment throughout the company, keeping all on the same page.

  • Planning Cycle
  • Operational Periods
  • Meetings

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Using ICS 215
Effective resource management, transfer of command, demobilization, incorporate Ops, plans, logs, safety and the tactical planning.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Catered Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Planning “P” Part Two
Translating the tactics meeting and the 215 (and 215 A – Safety Plan) into the Incident Action Plan (IAP 203 and 204s).

  • Develop and produce Incident Action Plan (IAP)
  • Translating 215 to IAP

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Mini Exercise
Opportunity to work on an IMT and practice skills

  • Skill check

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
As a group, we evaluate the course and determine lessons learned for future Utility ICS Training courses.

5:00 PM

Hotel + Travel

Clarion Hotel
11518 NE Glenn Widing Dr.
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: 503.252.2222

Reservation Instructions
Please call 503.252.2222 to make your reservation. Mention you are with Concordia for a special rate of $74 per night. This hotel is located 0.3 miles from the Concordia campus and offers a free full breakfast.

Have a great stay at the Clarion Hotel® Portland International Airport hotel in Portland, OR! This is a conference center hotel near Oregon Convention Center. This Portland hotel with meeting space is ideal for both leisure and business travel, as our location gives guests easy access to all that the city has to offer, including fascinating museums, art galleries, unique boutiques, microbreweries, restaurants, parks and entertainment venues.