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Command and Control of Incident Operations R0312

Training Specialist


Richard Sexton
301-447-7687

Delivery type


6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


3.4

ACE recommendation


In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in emergency management.

In this 6-day course, fire officers are introduced to the Incident Command System (ICS), and they study proper command techniques for control and extinguishment of fires ranging from small, residential structures to multioccupancy, commercial complexes.

Topics covered include:

  • Problem-solving and fire command.
  • Interagency and mutual aid.
  • The ICS and incident management.
  • Size-up and strategy, tactics and action plans.
  • Truck company operations and engine company operations.
  • Building construction and fire behavior.
  • Pre-incident preparation, incident organization and strategic command.

Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0312.pdf PDF 759KB
Course Syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0312.pdf PDF 116KB

Individuals who have responsibility to command incidents within their jurisdiction, Company Officers (COs) and/or newly appointed officers, including those in an acting position of CO and/or newly appointed officers from small paid or combination fire departments.

Additionally, individuals who are upwardly mobile in their organizations may be considered.

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 6 to 8 weeks prior to class start date.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 10 - 15, 2024 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 7 - 12, 2024 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 12 - 17, 2024 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 19 - 24, 2024 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 16 - 21, 2024 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 25 - 30, 2024 Apply between 3/15/2024 - 4/15/2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland