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NWS Impact-Based Decision Support Services PDS

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Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather. To achieve this goal, it is imperative that the NWS expand its capacity to provide superior impact-based decision support services (IDSS) in all phases of the disaster life cycle. This Professional Development Series (PDS) focuses on identifying professional competencies needed to perform IDSS, along with an inventory of instructional components available to build those skill sets.

PCU 1 : IDSS & ICS Basics

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of National Response Framework principles and Incident Command System structure, operations, and nomenclature.

Total Duration: 3.40 Hours

To find each course copy and paste the title into the search box on the CLC. You can also access each PCU curriculum from the IDSS PDS PCU 1-3 CLC Home Page.

Instructional Components:

  • Welcome to Professional Competency Unit 1 (0.02 hours)
  • IDSS Basics (0.13 hours)
  • IS-100 : Introduction to Incident Command System (3 hours)
  • Phases of Emergency Management (0.25 hours)