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ICS-400: Advanced ICS (ICS-400)

This two day course examines the roles and responsibilities of the key command staff and general staff personnel who report to the Incident Commander or Area Command. Participants will develop an understanding of the key interactions, which must occur between members of the Command and General Staff in complex incident and event management. This advanced course bridges the gap between the Incident Commander, and State and Federal Multi-Agency Coordination Centers responding to a major disaster.

Main Topics Covered in this Course Include:

  • Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management and Organizational Structure
  • Area Command
  • Multi-Agency Coordination
Date(s)  Tue. Apr 23, 2024 8:30a-4:30p 
Wed. Apr 24, 2024 8:30a-4:30p 
Location Shrewsbury Police Department
106 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury MA 01545 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor Martucelli, Robert 
Additional Instructors McGarry, James M. (IP)   
Course Length 2 days 
Course Hours 14 
CEUs 14.00 
Award Credentials
Prerequisites ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300)
This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses, which are prerequisites for ICS-400.
Equivalent Prerequisites
Target Audience Supervisory and Management Level Personnel 

Target Audience: Senior personnel, such as Emergency Management Directors, Chiefs of Departments and their Deputies (or next in rank depending on rank structure), who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multiagency Coordination Center or in an area command or complex incident environment.

Note: Priority seating will go to individuals who currently possess a MEMA , DFS or Barnstable County Fire Academy ICS-300 certificate. Individuals who are registered for an upcoming ICS-300 class will receive second priority once they have completed the class and the certificate appears on your transcript.  All other certificates outside of the organizations listed above will be at the discretion of the State Training Officer. 

Virtual Course Requirements: To be considered for acceptance into a virtual course, each individual must have a strong internet connection, a computer with microphone and webcam capabilities. Students are required to be in attendance through the entire course and must complete the pre-test and post-test portions of the class. **This only applies to virtual courses and is not applicable to in-person offerings.


Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request, including accommodations for special dietary needs when food is provided. To request an accommodation, please include a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can provide. Please also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please provide at least two weeks (14 days) advanced notice. Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to Sara Parmenter, ADA Coordinator at or call 508-820-2060.


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