In this 6-day course, fire officers are introduced to the Incident Command System (ICS), and they study proper command techniques for control and extinguishment of fires ranging from small, residential structures to multioccupancy, commercial complexes.
Topics covered include:
- Problem-solving and fire command.
- Interagency and mutual aid.
- The ICS and incident management.
- Size-up and strategy, tactics and action plans.
- Truck company operations and engine company operations.
- Building construction and fire behavior.
- Pre-incident preparation, incident organization and strategic command.
Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety.
Pre-course materials and course syllabus
|Welcome Letter, Instructions to Download Student Manual, Pre-course Assignment:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_n0312.pdf PDF 585KB|
|Course Syllabus:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_n0312.pdf PDF 112KB|
Individuals who have responsibility to command incidents within their jurisdiction, Company Officers (COs) and/or newly appointed officers, including those in an acting position of CO and/or newly appointed officers from small paid or combination fire departments.
Additionally, individuals who are upwardly mobile in their organizations may be considered.
ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
Note: A pre-course assignment, which will be graded, will be emailed to students 6 to 8 weeks prior to class start date.
|July 17 - 22, 2023||Columbia, South Carolina||
Education Specialist/State NFA Coordinator