Command and Control of Incident Operations R0831

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate, three semester hours in fire science or emergency management.
CEU’s 3.4
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 564KB PDF 130K
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Upcoming offerings

March 4 - 9, 2018 | May 13 - 18, 2018 | September 9 - 14, 2018 | View more

Course description

In this six-day course, volunteer fire officers are introduced to Incident Command System (ICS), and they study proper fire 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, incident management, size-up and strategy, tactics and action plans, truck company operations, engine company operations, building construction and fire behavior, preincident preparation, incident organization, and strategic command. Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety.

Selection criteria

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

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 4 - 9, 2018 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply May 13 - 18, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply September 9 - 14, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None
Comments In over 20 years of fire service, this is the best ICS class I have had. I will now be able to set up effective command on scene...As a line lieutenant with little formal "true" ICS training, this will completely change the way I run things at work...It will increase my knowledge in the ICS system and give the opportunity to start with the new NIMS system.