Command and Control Decision-Making at Multiple Alarm Incidents R0297

Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton
301-447-7687

Delivery type
6-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
4.2
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science or emergency management.

This simulation-intensive six-day course focuses on the command officer’s responsibility while conducting major operations involving multialarm units. Emphasis is placed on rapid fireground decision-making, advanced incident command, command and control, safety, personnel accountability, and communications.

Through the use of simulations, students are taught to recognize critical cues specific to various types of complex emergency incidents. The students are also taught the proper command and control procedures necessary to bring these incidents to closure.

A wide range of simulations is used to duplicate emergency incidents that require the student to evaluate multiple hazards. Fire department emergencies involving multifamily occupancies, hotels, commercial occupancies, large shopping malls, railroads, wildland, and high-rise are just some of the incidents that are simulated.

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

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Command officers or individuals who have multi-alarm command responsibilities.

Officers who may have this responsibility eventually and are upwardly mobile in their organizations may be considered.

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.


Pre-course Requirements
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  1. Students will be required to complete “Awareness of Command and Control Decision-Making at Multi-Alarm Incidents” (Q0297) available through NFA Online prior to their arrival for class.
  2. 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?
January 6 - 11, 2019 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 13 - 18, 2019 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 20 - 25, 2019 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 27, 2019 - February 1, 2019 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 17 - 22, 2019 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 24, 2019 - March 1, 2019 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 14 - 19, 2019 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 12 - 17, 2019 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 19 - 24, 2019 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 11 - 16, 2019 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland