Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic and Tactical Considerations for Supervisors F0549

Delivery type 2-Day Off-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science or emergency management.
CEU’s 1.6
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0549.pdf PDF 137KB
Training Specialist

Wayne Yoder

Upcoming offerings

January 27 - 28, 2018 | March 5 - 6, 2018 | March 6 - 7, 2018 | View more

Course description

This two-day course is designed for the responder(s) who may be responsible for initial and expanded command of incidents involving terrorism. The course is intended to build upon the students' existing skills as Incident Commanders (ICs) and practitioners of Incident Command System, with knowledge of National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework, and terrorism. The class will assist the officers in preparing an effective response to the consequences of terrorism. ICs must be prepared to operate as part of a multiagency, multidiscipline and multijurisdictional response. The course uses lecture supported by case studies and practice scenarios to address the command and control challenges that will likely confront the IC. This will enable the students to apply their knowledge of preincident planning, managing emergency incidents, and operating as part of a Unified Command structure to ensure the safety of responders while bringing the incident to a successful conclusion.

Selection criteria

The primary target audience for this course is individuals (chief officers, shift supervisors, etc.) who hold command level positions in their organizations. These people should have command and control responsibilities of incidents involving terrorism and be familiar with operating in an incident management structure.


1. Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov.

2. "NIMS--Incident Command System for the Fire Service" (F/W0806) or "NIMS--Incident Command System for Emergency Medical Services" (F/W0163).

3. "Emergency Response to Terrorism: Self-Study" (Q0534), "Introduction to Emergency Response to Terrorism" (Q0890), or "Emergency Response Team: Basic Concepts." Q0890 is available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
January 27 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

Craig Jeppson
Regional Manager
Montana State University - Fire Services Training School

Holly Harris
Public Education Coordinator
MSU - Fire Services Training School

Course coordination plan
March 5 - 6, 2018 Washington, District of Columbia

Erika Temple
Emergency Management Training Officer

Russell Smith
DC Fire & EMS

Course coordination plan
March 6 - 7, 2018 Stow, Massachusetts

Alanna Malatos
Professional Development Coordinator
Department of Fire Services - Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

Heather Antell
Registration Assistant
Department of Fire Services - Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

Course coordination plan
Post-course requirements None
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