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Command and Control of Incident Operations N0312

Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton
301-447-7687

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
3.4
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:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_n0312.pdf PDF 585KB
Welcome Letter, Instructions to Download Student Manual, Pre-course Assignment
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_n0312.pdf 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.

Prerequisites

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

None

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
651-413-5973
jacob.lindquist@state.mn.us

John Ehret
Fire Service Supervisor
State Fire Marshal Division
john.ehret@state.mn.us

Mike Nelson
Fire Chief - Training
South Metro Fire Department
651-552-4193
mnelson@smfdmn.org

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

Eric Siwik
Training Coordinator
Wyoming State Fire Marshal Office
307-857-6820
eric.siwik@wyo.gov

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

James A Graves
Director
Maine Fire Service Institute
207-844-2078
jgraves@smccme.edu

James Roy
Deputy Director
Maine Fire Service Institute
207-844-2076
jroy2@smccme.edu

Course coordination plan