This 2-day course is designed to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents. Students completing this course will be able to: Describe the aspects of a structural collapse. -Explain basic command procedures and Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure. -Identify various resource levels, types and capabilities used for structural collapse incidents. -Identify critical factors and issues that affect scene management. -Describe all unique operational considerations used at a structural collapse incident. -Describe all response operations phases associated with a structural collapse incident. -Describe the technical rescue expertise and equipment required for safe operations and effective incident management. Students attending should understand and be able to apply the ICS concept.
This 2-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first-time fire chief or chief officer who desires a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief. Topics covered include: Local politics and the role of the chief officer. Liability and risk management. Resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first-time leader in a new position in an agency.