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NFA Command & Control on Incident Operations

6-day course

Jan. 24, - 29

Time:  0800-1700

Location: DPSST Campus

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Command and Control of Incident Operations

About this event

In this six-day course, fire officers are introduced to the Incident Command System (ICS) and they study proper 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 and incident management.
  • Size-up and strategy, tactics and action plans.
  • Truck company operations and engine company operations.
  • Building construction and fire behavior.
  • Pre incident preparation, incident organization and strategic command.

Selection criteria:

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

More Information:

If you have any questions please contact Julia Budlong at (503)-378-2408 or