Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations W0455

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton
301-447-7687

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
1.5
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science or fire technology.

This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0455.pdf PDF 219KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0455.pdf PDF 135KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Senior firefighters who may at times assume the responsibilities of the CO (National Fire Protection Association 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Level II).

Prerequisites

Incident Command System (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.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
March 20 - 21, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mark Waters
Program Planner
Connecticut Fire Academy
860-627-6363
mark.waters@ct.gov

Course coordination plan
April 17 - 18, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Brian Benstead
Deputy Chief
NYS Divsion of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Office of Fire Prevention & Control
716-847-3934
brian.benstead@dhses.ny.gov

John Gilmore
State Fire Training Director
NYS Divsion of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Office of Fire Prevention & Control
518-242-5249
john.gilmore@dhses.ny.gov

Course coordination plan
June 5 - 6, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Kent Neiswender
Supervisor - Office of Training & Certification
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
609-341-3473
kent.neiswender@dca.nj.gov

Course coordination plan
June 26 - 27, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jack Smith
Superintendent
Ohio Fire Academy
614-644-0523
jack.smith@com.state.oh.us

Course coordination plan
July 24 - 25, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Dan Hamerberg
Region Coordinator
Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division
906-399-4399
hammerbergd@michigan.gov

Jeni Binkley
Secretary - Treasurer
Michigan State Firemen's Association
810-635-9513
office@msfassoc.net

Course coordination plan
July 31, 2021 - August 1, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Terri Brooks
Administrative Officer I
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
717-247-3747
tebrooks@pa.gov

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Excellent refresher on many topics that we do not see in our day-to-day operations.