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Command and Control of Incident Operations N0312

Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Delivery type

6-day off-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in emergency management.

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: PDF 585KB
Course Syllabus: 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.

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
July 17 - 22, 2023 Columbia, South Carolina
Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist/State NFA Coordinator
Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager