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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 72KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual PDF 75KB
Course Syllabus

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
December 9 - 10, 2021 Columbia, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA State Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy

Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy

Course coordination plan
February 11 - 12, 2022 Beatrice, Nebraska

Alan Joos
Nebraska State Fire Marshal Training Division

Dennis Baber
Training Specialist
Nebraska State Fire Marshal Training Division

Course coordination plan
March 5 - 6, 2022 Riverton, Wyoming

Eric Siwik
Training Coordinator
Wyoming State Fire Marshal

Course coordination plan

Student comments

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