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Incident Command for Highrise Operations W0321

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire suppression or fire science.

This two-day course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing highrise incidents. Course content includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing tactical operations to protect life and to minimize damage during an incident.

Students attending should have:

  • Working knowledge of basic Incident Command System organization.
  • Working knowledge of strategy and tactics for structural firefighting.
  • Knowledge of building construction.
  • Understanding of the type of building systems existing in highrise buildings.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Anyone who would serve as a company officer/chief officer in communities that have highrise buildings.


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


Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
September 11 - 12, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mark Waters
Program Planner
Connecticut Fire Academy

Course coordination plan
July 16 - 17, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Ike McConnell
Georgia Public Safety Training Center

Jorge Roque
Georgia Public Safety Training Center

Course coordination plan