usa flag An official website of the United States government Here's how you know Here's how you know

Preparation for Initial Company Operations S0458

This Online–Instructor Led (Live) delivery is presented live via ZOOM for two consecutive weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Students must have the technical capability to use ZOOM.
Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton
301-447-7687

Delivery type
Online-virtual
Continuing education units
1.6
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in firefighting operations or fire science.

This Online-instructor led (live) delivery is presented live via ZOOM for two consecutive days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Students must have the technical capability to use ZOOM.

This 2-day course is designed to develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Company Officers (COs) in preparing their company for incident operations and to clarify the transition from firefighter to CO and the new roles relating to leadership and safety.

This course is designed for COs, acting COs, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident, including those officers who are responsible for company readiness, personnel safety, and leadership as it relates to company operation.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0458.pdf PDF
Click the link above for instructions to download the student manual.

Selection criteria

COs, acting officers, or senior firefighters who command a fire company during emergency operations.

Those officers who are responsible for maintaining skills and company readiness.

Prerequisites

Incident Command System (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.

Post-course requirements

None