NFA Command & Control of Fire Dept. Operations at Target Hazards
This course is designed to introduce command officers to the complexities involved in commanding incidents in high-risk areas. Students are confronted with a number of fire and rescue incidents that include high life hazard, multiple exposure, and unusual occupancy risk considerations. The students are taught operational applications in the Incident Command System (ICS), command & control, decision making, strategic and tactical considerations, preincident preparation, documentation, and postincident analysis. Several simulations and case studies are used to depict and review incidents in various types of target hazards. Some examples of these are penal institutions, bulk oil-storage facilities, nursing homes, colleges, chemical/agricultural manufacturing plants, and grain elevators. The course is very comprehensive and uses lecture, case study, simulation, and student participation as instructional methods. This course is not a tactics class, but explains the development of the Incident Management Teams (IMTs). Prerequisites ICS 100 & ICS 200 level training.