Command and Control of Incident Operations R0831

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in firefighter operations.
CEU’s 4.8
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 33KB,

Training Specialist

Robert Bennett

Upcoming offerings

February 28, 2016 - March 4, 2016 | May 29, 2016 - June 3, 2016 | View more

Course description

In this 6-day course, volunteer fire officers are introduced to ICS, and they study proper fire command techniques for control and extinguishment of fires ranging from small, residential structures to multioccupancy, commercial complexes.Topics covered include problem-solving and fire command, interagency and mutual aid, the ICS, incident management, sizeup and strategy, tactics and action plans, truck company operations, engine company operations, building construction and fire behavior, preincident preparation, incident organization, and strategic command. Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety.

Selection criteria

Individuals who have responsibility to command incidents within their jurisdiction, career Chief Officers of volunteer staffed fire departments, company officers, and/or newly appointed officers, including those in an acting position of company officer and/or newly appointed officers from small paid/combination fire departments. Additionally, individuals who are upwardly mobile in their organizations 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 class start date.


ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 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 28, 2016 - March 4, 2016 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply May 29, 2016 - June 3, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None.
Comments In over 20 years of fire service, this is the best ICS class I have had. I will now be able to set up effective command on scene...As a line lieutenant with little formal "true" ICS training, this will completely change the way I run things at work...It will increase my knowledge in the ICS system and give the opportunity to start with the new NIMS system.