Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Natural and Man-Made Disasters R0308

Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton
301-447-7687

Delivery type
10-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
6.1
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in public safety or emergency operations.

This 10-day course addresses fire and rescue department operations at natural and man-made disasters that may require interagency or interjurisdictional coordination. Earthquakes, hurricanes, blizzards, civil disturbances, terrorism, hazardous materials releases, tornadoes and floods are some of the topics covered.

The primary focus for this course is directed at the operational component of a fire department’s response to these incidents. Emphasis is placed on command and control decision-making skills and the interrelationship of the operational function to hazard preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Operational applications of the Incident Command System (ICS), command and control, the ICS/Emergency Operations Center interface, the Integrated Emergency Management System, evacuation, and sheltering and communications are just a few of the areas covered.

The course is interactive, using lecture, simulations, scenarios and student participation as instructional methodologies.

This course meets the National Incident Management System requirements for ICS-300-level and ICS-400-level courses.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Chief Officers or other individuals who command fire department operations at catastrophic disasters.

Additionally, individuals who may have this responsibility eventually and 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?
February 4 - 15, 2019 Wait List Opportunity Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply April 1 - 12, 2019 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply September 23, 2019 - October 4, 2019 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

This course helped "cement in" the ICS system and just how versatile and applicable it is to any scenario. This course adds a whole new perspective for those who do not make if off the fire line, but will at some point in their career.