This six-day course is designed to provide Incident Commanders (ICs) with an understanding of the fire protection features installed in buildings. Knowing how these systems work and their proper use will assist ICs in achieving strategic and tactical success. The course will emphasize the value of collecting this information during preincident planning and how to relay this knowledge to other firefighters who must respond and function effectively using these systems under emergency conditions.
Topics addressed include developing model preincident plans; the importance of collecting and sharing information with other emergency responders; and understanding the fundamental operations, strengths and limitations of built-in fire protection systems including automatic sprinklers, standpipes, fire pumps, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke management systems, and special hazard fire protection equipment.
Anyone responsible for the command and control of incident operations, preferably in the built environment. Target audience includes command officers, Company Officers, fire department training officers, and those acting in that capacity. Additional target audience is those officers who are upwardly mobile in their organizations and will or may be in command positions in the near future.
1. Students attending this class should have responsibility for command and control of incident operations.
2. Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
3. Not less than three years’ experience in fire suppression emergency operations.