Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents F0322

Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

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

This two-day course is designed to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents.

Students completing this course will be able to:

  • Describe the aspects of a structural collapse.
  • Explain basic command procedures and Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure.
  • Identify various resource levels, types and capabilities used for structural collapse incidents.
  • Identify critical factors and issues that affect scene management.
  • Describe all unique operational considerations used at a structural collapse incident.
  • Describe all response operations phases associated with a structural collapse incident.
  • Describe the technical rescue expertise and equipment required for safe operations and effective incident management.

Students attending should understand and be able to apply the ICS concept.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 75KB
Course Syllabus PDF 72KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual

Selection criteria

Individuals who have statutory authority/responsibility and may serve in a Unified Command structure at a structural collapse; fire command officers.



Post-course requirements


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 22 - 23, 2020 Marshall, Minnesota

Jacob Lindquist
Deputy State Fire Marshal-Training
Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division

Jasmine DeSmet
Merit Center

Course coordination plan
February 24 - 25, 2020 Cancelled Lake Barrington, Illinois

James P. Moore
Assistant Director
University of Illinois Fire Service Institute

Scott Motisi
Assistant Chief
Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District

Course coordination plan
March 14 - 15, 2020 Brunswick, Maine

James A. Graves
Maine Fire Service Institute

James Roy
Deputy Director
Maine Fire Service Institute

Course coordination plan
May 2 - 3, 2020 Omaha, Nebraska

Alan Joos
State Firefighter Training

Darin Lintner
Training Specialist
State Fire Marshal Nebraska - Training Division

Course coordination plan
May 14 - 15, 2020 Belton, Missouri

Rebecca Trapani
Deputy Chief
Missouri Division of Fire Safety

Debbie Plank
Training Coordinator
Missouri Division of Fire Safety

David Michael
Training Chief
Belton Fire Department

Course coordination plan
June 25 - 26, 2020 Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Reid Vaughan
Director of Regional Services
Alabama Fire College

Rick Gregg
Training Group Supervisor
Alabama Fire College

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Good class to get you thinking about the resources that you have in your city or area.