Decision Making for Initial Company Operations (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends) W0457

Delivery type 2-Day On-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 124KB
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Upcoming offerings

June 2 - 3, 2018 | June 2 - 3, 2018 | June 2 - 3, 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

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Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
June 2 - 3, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 2 - 3, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 2 - 3, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 9 - 10, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Todd Dyche
Regional Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Karen Layton
Program Coordinator

Course coordination plan
Post-course requirements None
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