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Incident Command for Highrise Operations O0321

Please Note: This course is scheduled and delivered through your State's Fire Training Agency. Please contact your State Fire Training Agency for more information.
Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.

This two-day course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing highrise incidents. Course content includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing tactical operations to protect life and to minimize damage during an incident.

Students attending should have:

  • Working knowledge of basic Incident Command System organization.
  • Working knowledge of strategy and tactics for structural firefighting.
  • Knowledge of building construction.
  • Understanding of the type of building systems existing in highrise buildings.

Selection criteria

Recommended: Anyone who would serve as a company officer/chief officer in communities that have highrise buildings.


Recommended:  Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.

Post-course requirements