The Incident Command System: Keeping It Real

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 

Presented By: Kristina Spurgeon, MPH

Webinar Description


This webinar will explore the Incident Command System (ICS), an essential tool for emergency management designed to enable effective and efficient response by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications. Learn how to tailor the ICS structure to your needs, and how to use the system to respond to any incident, large or small, known or unknown.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Describe priority roles during disaster response

  • Demonstrate the incident management process

  • Describe how, where, and when staff and teams fit into the command center structure

Speaker Biography

Kristina Spurgeon, MPH, has been in healthcare Emergency Management for 15 years. She is the Emergency Manager for UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, a Level 1 Trauma and Pediatric care specialty center. Her primary focus is on overall system readiness, specifically on training people up with the tools they need to walk into any command center for any event, ready to go.


Certificates of Completion are available to learners who attend the live presentation, complete an online evaluation, and have an attentiveness score of 85% or higher throughout the duration of the presentation. Qualified learners will receive a Certificate of Completion as a PDF via email within one week of completing the evaluation.


Check out our 2019 Webinars page for more information on how attentiveness scores are calculated. 

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.