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Decision-Making for Initial Company Operations F0457

Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton
301-447-7687

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
1.4
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science or firefighting.

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.

This course is an excellent review for experienced COs.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

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.

Prerequisites

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
February 27 - 28, 2021 Port Arthur, Texas

Ben Kennedy
Regional Manager
TEEX-ESTI
979-229-1263
ben.kennedy@teex.tamu.edu

Scott Matthews
Projects Manager
TEEX-ESTI
979-204-2079
scott.matthews@teex.tamu.edu

Ricky Bodin
Battalion Chief/Training Chief
Port Arthur Fire Department
409-982-9597
richard.bodin@portarthurtx.gov

Course coordination plan
February 27 - 28, 2021 Owensboro, Kentucky

Jimmy VanCleve
Coordinatpr
State Fire Rescue Training
270-314-1050
jimmy.vancleve@kctcs.edu

Marc Rudder
Director
State Fire Rescue Training
859-256-3189
marc.rudder@kctcs.edu

Course coordination plan
March 3 - 4, 2021 Cancelled South Saint Paul, Minnesota

Jacob Lindquist
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division
651-413-5973
jacob.lindquist@state.mn.us

Mike Nelson
Training Chief
South Metro Fire Department
612-760-5708
MNelson@smfdmn.org

Course coordination plan
March 12 - 13, 2021 Bullhead, Arizona

Jeff Johnston
Certification Coordinator
Arizona Center For Fire Service Excellence
623-333-6502
jeff.johnston@azcfse.org

Joshua Livermore
Battalion Chief
Bullhead Fire Department
928-758-3971
jlivermore@bullheadfire.org

Course coordination plan
March 20 - 21, 2021 Little Rock, Arkansas

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

Brent Buford
Captain
Little Rock Fire Department
501-569-4107
bbufford@littlerock.gov

Course coordination plan
April 17 - 18, 2021 Deer Park, Washington

Howard Scartozzi
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Fire Prevention Bureau
206-817-7119
howard.scartozzi@wsp.wa.gov

Rana Mahmood
Captain
Spokane County Fire District #4
509-467-4500
ranam@scfd4.org

Course coordination plan
April 27 - 28, 2021 West St. Paul, Minnesota

Jacob Lindquist
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division
651-413-5973
jacob.lindquist@state.mn.us

Mike Nelson
Training Chief
South Metro Fire Department
612-760-5708
mnelson@smfdmn.org

Course coordination plan
May 4 - 5, 2021 Stow, Massachusetts

Alanna Malatos
Program Coordinator
Department of Fire Services, Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
978-567-3210
alanna.malatos@mass.gov

Heather Antell
Registration Assistant
Department of Fire Services, Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
978-567-3201
heather.antell@mass.gov

Course coordination plan
May 4 - 5, 2021 Biloxi, Mississippi

David Pitts
Instructor Advanced
Mississippi State Fire Academy
601-932-2444
dpitts@msfa.ms.gov

Nicholaus Geiser
Chief of Training
Biloxi Fire Department
228-435-6200
ngeiser@biloxi.ms.us

Course coordination plan
May 15 - 16, 2021 Havre, Montana

Troy Petersen
Regional Manager
Montana State University - Fire Services Training School
406-836-0086
troy.petersen1@montana.edu

Holly Harris
Public Education Coordinator
Montana State University - Fire Services Training School
406-771-4439
holly.harris@montana.edu

Course coordination plan
May 18 - 19, 2021 Jackson, Mississippi

David Pitts
Instructor Advanced
Mississippi State Fire Academy
601-932-2444
dpitts@msfa.ms.gov

Course coordination plan
May 22 - 23, 2021 Las Cruces, New Mexico

Ross Johnson
NFA Course Coordinator
New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy
505-795-2349
ross.johnson@state.nm.us

Celso Enciso
Captain
Dona Ana County Fire & Emergency Services
575-647-7903
celsoe@donaanacounty.org

Course coordination plan
August 2 - 3, 2021 Plainfield, Indiana

Zach Westfall
Program Manager
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
317-464-0965
zwestfall@dhs.in.gov

Course coordination plan
September 11 - 12, 2021 Black Hawk, Colorado

Marianne Maxfield
Certification Manager
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
303-239-5878
marianne.maxfield@state.co.us

Mike Scott
State Fire Training Director
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
303-239-5862
michael.scott@state.co.us

Course coordination plan
September 13 - 14, 2021 Monroe, Louisiana

Daniel Copeland
Emergency Response Instructor
Louisiana State University Fire & Emergency Training Institute
318-451-3181
dcopeland@lsu.edu

Greg Hill
Training Officer
Monroe Fire Department
318-366-6552
greg.hill@cimonroe.la.us

Course coordination plan
September 25 - 29, 2021 Owatonna, Minnesota

Jacob Lindquist
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division
651-413-5973
jacob.lindquist@state.mn.us

Ryan Seykora
Training Chief
Owatonna Fire Department
507-444-2454
ryan.seykora@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Course coordination plan

Student comments

This course offers learning opportunities to a broad range of experience levels.