This 6-day course is designed to introduce command officers to the complexities involved in commanding incidents in high-risk areas.
Students are confronted with a number of fire and rescue incidents that include high life hazard, multiple exposure and unusual occupancy risk considerations.
Students are taught operational applications in the Incident Command System (ICS), command and control, decision-making, strategic and tactical considerations, pre-incident preparation, documentation, and post-incident analysis.
Several simulations and case studies are used to depict and review incidents in various types of target hazards such as:
- Penal institutions.
- Bulk oil-storage facilities.
- Nursing homes.
- Chemical/agricultural manufacturing plants.
- Grain elevators.
The course is comprehensive and uses lecture, case study, simulation and student participation as instructional methods.
This course is not a tactics class but explains the development of the Incident Management Teams.
Pre-course materials and course syllabus
|Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_n0314.pdf PDF 1,424KB|
|Course Syllabus:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_n0314.pdf PDF 350KB|
Individuals or Company Officers who have the responsibility to command incidents involving target hazards.
Additionally, officers who may have this responsibility eventually and are upwardly mobile in their organizations may be considered.
ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
Note: A pre-course assignment, which will be graded, will be emailed to students 6 to 8 weeks prior to class start date.