Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents W0322

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
1.6
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in emergency management or fire science.

This two-day course is designed to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents.

Students completing this course will be able to:

  • Describe the aspects of a structural collapse.
  • Explain basic command procedures and Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure.
  • Identify various resource levels, types and capabilities used for structural collapse incidents.
  • Identify critical factors and issues that affect scene management.
  • Describe all unique operational considerations used at a structural collapse incident.
  • Describe all response operations phases associated with a structural collapse incident.
  • Describe the technical rescue expertise and equipment required for safe operations and effective incident management.

Students attending should understand and be able to apply the ICS concept.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0322.pdf PDF 72KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0322.pdf PDF 130KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Individuals who have statutory authority/responsibility and may serve in a Unified Command structure at a structural collapse; fire command officers.

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