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. The students are taught advanced applications in ICS, command and control, decisionmaking, strategic and tactical considerations, preincident preparation, documentation, and postincident analysis. Several simulations and case studies are used to depict and review incidents in various types of target hazards. Some examples of these are penal institutions, bulk oil-storage facilities, nursing homes, colleges, chemical/agricultural manufacturing plants, and grain elevators. The course is comprehensive and uses lecture, case study, simulation, and student participation as instructional methods.
Individuals or Company Officers who would have the responsibility to command incidents involving target hazards. Also, officers who eventually may have this responsibility and are upwardly mobile in their organization may be considered. In addition, prospective students must meet the "VIP Program Eligibility" as described on the VIP Web Page. Note: A precourse assignment, which will be graded, will be emailed to students 6-8 weeks prior to course start date.
ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 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.