This Down & Dirty class is customized for fire departments and mutual aid associations emphasizing the decisions to be made and the actions to be taken by fire ground supervisors, using traditional tactical priorities. The class is tailored for the size and type of department requesting the class. Designed to help company officers gain the knowledge and practical skills required to effectively lead a fire company, classroom discussions of responsibilities and tactics are coupled with demonstrations and hands-on practice. As time allows students may take the role of a company officer in a simulated incident. Emphasis will be on size-up, tactical decision-making, direction and control of personnel, and accountability.
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
This course provides training on and resources for overall incident management skills for personnel who require intermediate application of the Incident Management System. This course will outline how the National Incident Management System Command & Coordination component supports the management of expanding incidents, as well as describe the incident management processses as prescribed by ICS.
The target audience for this course is individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents. This includes Command and General Staff positions as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions that may be activated during an expanding incident that typically extends into multiple Operational Periods.
Building on the prerequisite courses, this course focuses on ICS for Command and General Staff in complex incidents. This advanced ICS 400 course focuses on senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in Area Command or Multiagency Coordination System, or as part of an Incident Management Team.
The target audience for this course includes experienced senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents. This group includes individuals who may serve as the Incident Commander, as a member of a Unified Command, or as members of the Command or General Staff, or Multiagency Coordination Group/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) management for incidents that may use an Area Command.
This course allows students to practice the skills they acquired in an All Hazards or Incident Management training class. This refresher can be presented with a minimum amount of lecture to allow participants the opportunity to focus on the application of the Incident Command System. The course may be customized by facilitators to address local problems or plan for potentail or upcoming events.