Department of Community Services

Emergency Measures Organization

Incident Command System

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized on-site command and control system used to manage emergency incidents and planned events. The system ensures the safety of responders and others, the achievement of response objectives and the efficient use of resources.

In 2002, ICS was introduced in Canada to meet the needs of organizations involved in wildland fire-fighting. Other emergency response groups, for example those involved in search and rescue, soon recognized the benefits of ICS and adopted it as a response model. 

ICS Canada was recently established in recognition of the value of an all-hazards approach to emergency management. A goal of ICS Canada is to work cooperatively with its partners to maintain a standardized system, including: operational descriptions, policy documents, training materials and certificates. The partners in ICS Canada includes, among others: the Canadian Inter-agency Forest Fire Centre, Parks Canada, and Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada.

Additional information about ICS Canada, can be found at:

Protective Services is responsible for the administration of ICS Canada in Yukon.  Please contact EMO Yukon for information on:

  1. How to take the ICS 100 course using an on-line tool or an electronic version of the self-study guide and exam.

  2. How to become an ICS Canada approved training provider.

Phone: 867-667-5220