FEMA published ICS forms in the FEMA ICS Forms Booklet, FEMA 502-2 (attached as "ics_forms_2010". These are only available via an Adobe PDF booklet. The U.S. Coast Guard has adopted some of these for Coast Guard (USCG) use since they are the national standard. Until they are fully implemented, the USCG will continue to utilize the USCG All-Risk/All-Hazard Incident Command System (ICS) Forms. The USCG ICS Forms are one of several tools that are available to support personnel managing a response to an incident and in completing an Incident Action Plan (IAP). There will be several forms that the USCG has developed that NIMS has not recognized and these will continue to be maintained and used by the USCG.
The USCG adapted most of our forms from Wildfire NIIMS, and most of the changes made were to "blow the smoke/fire" off them and make them more all-risk, all-hazard. The USCG has added several forms for use that NIMS and Wildfire NIIMS does not recognize, including the 202a, 204a, 205a, 208, 213RR, 214a, 215a, etc. All USCG forms have "-CG" after the form number. The USCG no longer recognizes the "-OS" forms which were our original "oil spill" adaptations but have put "-CG" behind all forms we have adapted or created.
There are several forms the USCG has not adapted at all - which are the ICS 210, 213, 217, 218 and 219 (do not have -CG after them). These are forms that the USCG has chosen to use the Wildfire NIIMS forms without modification. These forms can be found in the NWCG forms section below. All wildfire NIIMS forms may be used instead of the Coast Guard versions.
The USCG forms must be printed locally and cannot be ordered, but you can order wildfire NIIMS forms from NIFC. The ICS 213RR-CG and ICS 237 forms are multi-ply OCR form that DCMS, Area and FORCECOM maintain limited stock. Units may print the ICS-213RR and ICS 237 from the word or PDF file.
New updates in 2015:
- ICS 225-CG Incident Personnel Performance Rating. Fillable Word and PDF forms are now available. PDF form also includes an electronic signature block.
- ICS 204 Incident Assignment. block 9: Communications updated to match the ICS 205. block 3: added Deputy Operations Section Chief.
- ICS 211 Check-In. Matches FEMA form. Coast Guard form has additional explanation of use of blocks (e.g. "category").
- ICS 208 Site Safety and Health Plan. Updated to include a ICS 208A2 form for non-hazardous divisions/groups.
- ICS 215A Incident Safety Analysis. Updated to clarify the Red, Yellow, Green Operational Risk Managment (ORM) assessment.
- New ICS 236 Tentative Release List. Helps those working on tentative release of personnel.
- New ICS 238 Demobilization Tracking Worksheet. Helps Demobilization Unit track demobilization of personnel.
New updates in 2013-14:
- ICS-201 Incident Brief - Minor typographical errors are fixed.
- IAP Cover Sheet - Minor typographical errors are fixed.
- ICS 202A Command Direction has been added as a tool for Incident Commanders to document command direction. In September 2013, a minor change has been made in the order of Command Decisions on the form.
- ICS 205 Communications Plan - major change - includes new transmit/receive frequencies, wide vs. narrow band, etc.
- ICS 237 MISHAP - Updated to be easier to use.
- The ICS-209H for hurricane status summary has been updated by D7.
- The ICS 234-CG Work Analysis Matrrix was updated to remove some typographical errors. Otherwise, there are no changes to the ICS 234-CG.
- The ICS 202B Critical Information Requirements has been has been added as a tool for Incident Commanders to document Critical Information requirements for the IMT.
- The ICS 217A Communications Resource Availability worksheet has been added (had not been available on Homeport before).