Students & Instructors
This 6-day course is designed to provide Incident Commanders (IC's) with an understanding of the fire protection features that are installed in buildings. Knowing how these systems work and their proper use will assist IC's to achieve 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 in this course 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.
|Selection Criteria||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. In addition, those officers who are upwardly mobile in their organizations and will or may be in command positions in the near future.|
|Delivery Type||6-Day On-Campus|
|Prerequisites||Students attending this class should have responsibility for command and control of incident operations, and have: 1) ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training; 2) not less than 3 years' experience in fire suppression emergency operations; 3) experience with preincident planning policies and procedures.|
|ACE Recommendation||In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science or Fire Engineering.|
|Student Pre-Course Materials|
|Apply »||September 8 - 13, 2013||Vacancies||Emmitsburg, Maryland|
|Apply »||February 9 - 14, 2014||Apply by 6/15||Emmitsburg, Maryland|
|September 14 - 19, 2014||Apply on 10/15/2013 - 12/15/2013||Emmitsburg, Maryland|