Decision Making for Initial Company Operations F0457

Delivery type 2-Day Off-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science or firefighting.
CEU’s 1.4
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 131KB
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Upcoming offerings

February 24 - 25, 2018 | March 3 - 4, 2018 | April 7 - 8, 2018 | View more

Course description

This two-day course is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. With the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that COs be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander, the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position that they are assigned to, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.

Selection criteria

This course is specifically designed for newly appointed COs and for firefighters who may have acting CO responsibilities or who want to become a CO. This course is an excellent review for experienced COs.



Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
February 24 - 25, 2018 Hot Springs, Arkansas

James Rubow
Deputy Director
Arkansas Fire Training Academy

Ty Farris
Training Officer
Hot Springs Fire Department

Course coordination plan
March 3 - 4, 2018 Cancelled Appleton, Wisconsin

Angela White
Education Director, Fire Service Training
Wisconsin Technical College System

Shari Jacobson
Education Specialist, Fire Service Training
Wisconsin Technical College System

Christopher Fischer
Department Chair / District Fire Training Coordinator
Fox Valley Technical College

Course coordination plan
April 7 - 8, 2018 Sparta, Wisconsin

Angela White
Fire Service Training Education Director
Wisconsin Technical College System

Shari Jacobson
Education Specialist
Wisconsin Technical College System

Blake Deiber
Fire District Coordinator
Western Technical College

Course coordination plan
April 10 - 11, 2018 Valparaiso, Indiana

Wade Walling
Training Manager
Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Ward Barnett
District 1 Firefighter Training Council

Course coordination plan
June 14 - 15, 2018 Honolulu, Hawaii

Lloyd Rogers
Administrative Specialist
Hawaii State Fire Council

Ed Suzuki
Administrative Specialist
Hawaii State Fire Council

Barney Hanson
Fire Fighter III
Honolulu Fire Department Training & Research Bureau- Administrative Section

Course coordination plan
Post-course requirements None
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