E971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader

Course Description:

The course will help participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) in an all-hazards incident. The course walks participants through general information, including an overview of the Logistics Section and information on incident mobilization, initial situational awareness, and unit management. It also provides detailed instruction in setting up and maintaining incident facilities, including facilities infrastructure, services, layout, and security. Each unit contains a discussion-based exercise and there is a capstone tabletop exercise at the end of the course to give participants hands-on practice functioning as an FACL.


Course Objective:

  • Describe the function and components of the Logistics Section and the Facilities Unit.

  • Describe the information gathered and preparation needed during the pre-incident, dispatch/mobilization, and arrival phases.

  • Provide and maintain required facilities-related incident services.

  • Establish the incident facilities infrastructure.

  • Design and establish the layout of incident facilities.

  • Describe the implementation and maintenance responsibilities of the FACL throughout the incident.

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the FACL in ensuring safety on the incident.

  • Establish and manage the Facilities Unit.

  • Manage and document the demobilization of resources responsible to the FACL.


Selection Criteria:

NIMS ICS All-Hazards training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.



  • E0300

  • IS0100.b

  • IS0200.b

  • IS0700.a

  • IS0800.b


Recommended Prerequisites:

E/G0400, ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff—Complex Incidents; O-305, Type 3 AHIMT Training course (delivered by USFA)

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