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Command and Control of Incident Operations N0312

Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science or fire engineering.

In this six-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.
  • Preincident preparation, incident organization and strategic command.

Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 585KB
Welcome Letter, Instructions to Download Student Manual, Pre-course Assignment PDF 112KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

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 six to eight weeks prior to class start date.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
May 10 - 15, 2021 South Saint Paul, Minnesota

Jake Lindquist
Deputy State Fire Marshal
State Fire Marshal Division

John Ehret
Fire Service Supervisor
State Fire Marshal Division

Mike Nelson
Fire Chief - Training
South Metro Fire Department

Course coordination plan
May 17 - 22, 2021 Riverton, Wyoming

Eric Siwik
Training Coordinator
Wyoming State Fire Marshal Office

Course coordination plan
May 17 - 22, 2021 Brunswick, Maine

James A Graves
Maine Fire Service Institute

James Roy
Deputy Director
Maine Fire Service Institute

Course coordination plan
June 21 - 26, 2021 Prescott Valley, Arizona

Jeff Johnston
Certification Coordinator

Eric Merrill
Training Captain
Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

Course coordination plan