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, three semester hours in fire science or emergency management.

In this six-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 116KB
Course Syllabus PDF 647KB
Welcome Letter, Instructions to Download Student Manual, Pre-course Assignment

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?
Apply NEW December 15 - 20, 2019 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply NEW January 12 - 17, 2020 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
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