Illinois Fire Service Institute


Basic Strategy and Tactics : 4-16 Hours

Student Fee

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Course Description

Students obtain an understanding of the Incident Command (IC) system, strategic and tactical objectives, risk management, pre-incident planning and accountability. The class also covers personnel safety, occupancy - hazard identification, size up, standard company functions, fire behavior and the variables of fire department responses. Designed for the personnel responsible for commanding one to two companies at the fire or emergency scene, such as Company Officers and Chief Officers of small fire departments. Strategic and tactical priorities are discussed. Subject areas that will be covered are company officer leadership, safety, pre-fire planning, fire behavior, building construction, fire fighting tactics, engine company and truck company operations, and RIT officer. Tactical exercises may be included in this class.

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 LEW LAKE

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

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Upcoming Classes

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havana Sat, Feb 3 2018 -
Sat, Feb 3 2018

lake villa Sat, Feb 17 2018 -
Sat, Feb 17 2018

arthur Wed, Feb 28 2018 -
Wed, Feb 28 2018

livingston Wed, Mar 21 2018 -
Wed, Mar 21 2018

anna Thu, Oct 11 2018 -
Thu, Oct 11 2018

Applicable Credits

As of 01/24/2018


meets some portions of 1021 Fire Officer Professional Qualifications
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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