Illinois Fire Service Institute


Basic Tactics and Strategy : 8 Hours

Course Description

The Basic Tactics & Strategy course is designed for the new firefighter who is responsible for learning about making decisions on the fire ground. Size up and a plan of action based upon conditions will be reviewed. Subject areas which will be covered are: initial action plans, safety, fire behavior, building construction, engine company and truck company operations, and
apparatus positioning.


  Syllabus - Basic T&S.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • officer


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact LEWIS LAKE

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact LEWIS LAKE or your regional representative.

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Upcoming Classes

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urbana Mon, Dec 16 2019 -
Mon, Dec 16 2019

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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