Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards R0825

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science, emergency management, fire administration, fire technology, or public administration.
CEU’s 4.2
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF,

Training Specialists

Robert Bennett

Richard Sexton

Upcoming offerings

February 19 - 24, 2017 | September 10 - 15, 2017 | View more

Course description

This six-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 Incident Command System (ICS), command and control, decision-making, strategic and tactical considerations, preincident preparation, documentation, and post-incident 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. This class is not a tactics class but explains the development of Incident Management Teams.

Selection criteria

Individuals or Company Officers who would have the responsibility to command incidents involving target hazards. Also, officers who may have this responsibility eventually and are upwardly mobile in their organization may be considered. Since this is a unique six-day course, every effort will be made to accommodate the selection of both volunteer and career personnel.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
February 19 - 24, 2017 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply September 10 - 15, 2017 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None
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