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 https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0457.pdf PDF 131KB
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton
Richard.Sexton@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-7687

Upcoming offerings

October 7 - 8, 2017 | October 7 - 8, 2017 | October 14 - 15, 2017 | 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.

Prerequisites

None

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
October 7 - 8, 2017 Waterbury, Vermont

Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2749
jessica.pomainville@vermont.gov

Michael Skaza
Training Program Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2754
michael.skaza@vermont.gov

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October 7 - 8, 2017 Coolin, Idaho

Dean Ellis
Program Manager
Fire Service Technology
208-535-5442
dean.ellis@my.eitc.edu

Peggy Smith
Fire Chief
Coolin Cavanaugh Bay Fire Department
208-443-3118
ccbfpdchief@moosebytes.net

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October 14 - 15, 2017 Placitas, New Mexico

Wallace Starks
NFA Course Coordinator
New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy
575-835-7500
Wallace.Starks@state.nm.us

Shannon Cherry
Assistant Chief of Training
Sandoval County Fire Department
505-867-0245
scherry@sandovalcounty.org

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October 14 - 15, 2017 Maumelle, Arkansas

James Rubow
Deputy Director
Arkansas Fire Training Academy
870-574-1521
jrubow@sautech.edu

Michael Cossey
Interim Battalion Chief
Maumelle Fire Department
501-851-1337
cossey@gmail.com

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November 13 - 14, 2017 Franklin, Tennessee

Jeff Elliott
Fire Service Program Director
TFACA
931-294-4151
jeff.elliott@tn.gov

Michael Pardue
Captain
Franklin Fire Department
615-405-9910
michaelp@franklintn.gov

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December 2 - 3, 2017 Rogers, Arkansas

James Rubow
Deputy Director
Arkansas Fire Training Academy
870-574-1521
jrubow@sautech.edu

Joey Everhart
Captain
Rogers Fire Department
479-986-6801
weverhart@rogersar.gov

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December 4 - 5, 2017 Hastings, Nebraska

Alan Joos
Chief
SFM-Training Division
308-385-6892
alan.joos@nebraska.gov

Brian Busse
Training Specialist
SFM-Training Division
402-984-3068
brian.busse@nebraska.gov

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December 4 - 5, 2017 Waukegan, Illinois

Jodi Beccue
Administrative Assistant
Illinois Fire Service Institute
217-244-6674
jbeccue@illinois.edu

Jim Keiken
Deputy Director
Illinois Fire Service Institute
217-300-4275
jkeiken@illinois.edu

Brett Stickels
Battalion Chief Training Officer
Waukegan Fire Department
847-625-6895
brett.stickels@waukegan.il.gov

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January 23 - 24, 2018 Hannibal, Missouri

Rebecca Trapani
Deputy Chief
Missouri Division of Fire Safety
573-522-2426
becky.trapani@dfs.dps.mo.gov

Deana Edwards
Program Manager
Missouri Division of Fire Safety
573-522-2426
deedee.edwards@dfs.dps.mo.gov

John Baker
Deputy Chief
Hannibal Fire Department
573-221-0657
jbaker@hannibalfire.com

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February 3 - 4, 2018 Dixon, Illinois

Jodi Beccue
Administrative Assistant
Illinois Fire Service Institute
217-244-6674
jbeccue@illinois.edu

Jim Keiken
Deputy Director
Illinois Fire Service Institute
217-300-4275
jkeiken@illinois.edu

Mark Callison
Deputy Chief
Dixon City Fire Department
815-288-0217
mcallison@dixonfd.com

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February 17 - 18, 2018 Salem, Oregon

Rich Daniel
Fire Training Supervisor
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
503-373-0394
rdaniel@dpsst.state.or.us

Rebecca Carroll
Fire Program Support Specialist
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
503-378-2408
rebecca.carroll@state.or.us

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February 24 - 25, 2018 Hot Springs, Arkansas

James Rubow
Deputy Director
Arkansas Fire Training Academy
870-574-1521
jrubow@sautech.edu

Ty Farris
Training Officer
Hot Springs Fire Department
507-321-6971
tfarris@cityhs.net

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March 3 - 4, 2018 Appleton, Wisconsin

Angela White
Education Director, Fire Service Training
Wisconsin Technical College System
608-266-7289
Angela.white@wtcsystem.edu

Shari Jacobson
Education Specialist, Fire Service Training
Wisconsin Technical College System
608-266-5859
shari.jacobson@wtcsystem.edu

Christopher Fischer
Department Chair / District Fire Training Coordinator
Fox Valley Technical College
920-225-5953
fischerc@fvtc.edu

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April 10 - 11, 2018 Valparaiso, Indiana

Jason Coffey
Fire Training Section Chief
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
317-452-0691
jacoffey@dhs.in.gov

Ward Barnett
POC
District 1 Firefighter Training Council
219-242-5089
idhsdistrict1firetraining@gmail.com

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June 14 - 15, 2018 Honolulu, Hawaii

Lloyd Rogers
Administrative Specialist
Hawaii State Fire Council
808-723-7176
lrogers@honolulu.gov

Ed Suzuki
Administrative Specialist
Hawaii State Fire Council
808-723-7169
esuzuki@honolulu.gov

James Todd
Captain
Honolulu Fire Department
808-723-7005
jtodd@honolulu.gov

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Post-course requirements None
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