Lt. Col. Paul Spencer instructs Oklahoma Wing members during the FEMA ICS-300 course in Norman.
Photo by Lt. Col. Donald Ross, Oklahoma Wing
Lt. Col. Donald Ross
Assistant Director of Operations
OKLAHOMA – Fourteen Oklahoma Wing members recently completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Intermediate Incident Command System Management Course, conducted by Lt. Col. Paul Spencer, Southwest Region director of emergency services.
Spencer, a qualified Level 1 incident commander in the FEMA system, was able to relate the course to Civil Air Patrol’s mission structure and provide some insights unique to the Oklahoma Wing’s mission.
The course, also known as ICS-300, is required to qualify for most senior mission staff positions, such as air and ground branch director, safety officers and incident commander.
The training focused on ICS staffing and organization, including such topics as
- Reporting and working relationships and information flow.
- The transfer of command.
- Unified command functions in a multijurisdictional or multi-agency incident.
- Resource management.
- Interagency mission planning and procurement.
- ICS forms.
Graduation certificates were presented by Col. Joe Cavett, Oklahoma Wing commander.
- Lt. Col Lawrence Bevis, director of administration
- Maj. James Beauchamp, assistant emergency services training officer
- Capt. Jordan Edmund, inspector general
Cleveland County Composite Squadron
- Capt. Fran McHale, commander
- 1st Lts. Danny Arnold, deputy commander, and Richard McPherson, adviser to the commander
- 2nd Lt. Ernest Martin, assistant emergency services officer
Comanche-Eagles Composite Squadron
- Capt. Ginger Harris, public affairs officer
Enid Composite Squadron
- Maj. Warren Zelenski, safety officer
Oklahoma City Composite Squadron
- 1st Lts. Phyllis Howard, public affairs officer, and Piper Morgan, search and rescue officer
- 2nd Lt. Terry Pershing, assistant emergency services officer
Shawnee Composite Squadron
- Lt. Col. Glen Stow, emergency services training officer
- 2nd Lt. Barry Fogerty, logistics officer