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Command and Control of Incident Operations R0312

Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science or fire engineering.

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.
  • Preincident preparation, incident organization and strategic command.

Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 759KB
Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment PDF 116KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

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 six to eight weeks prior to class start date.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
October 17 - 22, 2021 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 24 - 29, 2021 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 31, 2021 - November 5, 2021 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 5 - 10, 2021 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 6 - 11, 2022 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 27, 2022 - March 4, 2022 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 12 - 17, 2022 Apply on 10/15/2021 - 12/15/2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 14 - 19, 2022 Apply on 10/15/2021 - 12/15/2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 11 - 16, 2022 Apply on 10/15/2021 - 12/15/2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland