In the upper-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science.
This six-day course is designed to introduce command officers to the complexities involved in commanding incidents in high-risk areas.
Students are confronted with a number of fire and rescue incidents that include high life hazard, multiple exposure and unusual occupancy risk considerations.
Students are taught operational applications in the Incident Command System (ICS), command and control, decision-making, strategic and tactical considerations, preincident preparation, documentation and post-incident analysis.
Several simulations and case studies are used to depict and review incidents in various types of target hazards such as:
Bulk oil-storage facilities.
Chemical/agricultural manufacturing plants.
The course is comprehensive and uses lecture, case study, simulation and student participation as instructional methods.
This course is not a tactics class but explains the development of the Incident Management Teams.