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, three semester hours in fire science or emergency management.

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 112KB
Course Syllabus PDF 585KB
Welcome Letter, Instructions to Download Student Manual, Pre-course Assignment

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?
December 2 - 7, 2019 Lake Barrington, Illinois

James P. Moore
Assistant Director
Illinois Fire Service Institute

Scott Motisi
Assistant Chief
Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District

Course coordination plan
January 13 - 18, 2020 Dayton, Ohio

Jack Smith
Ohio Fire Academy

Ian Emmons
Deputy Chief of Operations
Washington Township Fire Department

Course coordination plan
February 16 - 21, 2020 Alabaster, Alabama

Ried Vaughan
Director of Regional Services
Alabama Fire College

Tim Love
Alabaster Fire Department

Course coordination plan
March 1 - 6, 2020 North Pole, Alaska

Sara Garcia
Fire Training Specialist/Statewide Fire Training Coordinator
State of Alaska - Division of Fire & Life Safety

Gordon Descutner
Fire Training Administrator
State of Alaska - Division of Fire and Life Safety

Christopher Edsell
Training Captain
North Star Volunteer Fire Department

Course coordination plan
March 23 - 28, 2020 Warwick, Rhode Island

Tina Ahlborg
Clerk Secretary
Rhode Island State Fire Training Academy

Matthew O'Donnell
Training Officer
Warwick Fire Department

Course coordination plan