National Fire Academy

The S.C. Fire Academy, as a state training entity, receives instructional resources from the National Fire Academy (NFA) to deliver command and control programs as part of a hand-off program. This series of classes is taught using S.C Fire Academy instructors where the student receives credit from the Academy and the NFA.

2146: Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This program provides students with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Resource Management for the Fire Service and their application in emergency and nonemergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and flexibility of ICS, and an understanding of the command skills necessary to function effectively in an ICS structure and the need to effectively manage your resources. This course meets the general ICS prerequisite for most courses and replaces the Academy‚Äôs 2147 NIMS-ICS for the Fire Service.
  • If you prefer online training, the NFA offers I-100 and I-200 in a web-based format. Upon completion, S.C. responders may submit these courses for equivalency. For equivalency information, refer to the Academy website and look under Accreditation and Certification.

2153: ICS 300, Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents for Operational First Responders

  • Prerequisite: 2146 or 2147 or 2137
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed for emergency response personnel who may function in a Command or General Staff position during a large, complex incident or event. It is also for those personnel who are, or would likely be, part of a local or regional Incident Management Team during a major incident, whether single agency, multiagency, or Unified Command.

2154: ICS-400, Advanced ICS Command and General Staff, Complex Incidents, and MACS for Operational First Responders

  • Prerequisite: 2153 or 2148, equivalent training comparable to I-100 through I-300
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed for emergency response personnel who may function as part of an Area Command, EOC, or MAC during a large, complex incident or event. It is also for personnel who are, or would likely be, part of a local or regional Incident Management Team during a major incident, whether single agency, multi-agency, or Unified Command.

2148: Introduction to Unified Command for All Hazard Incidents

  • Prerequisite: 2146 or 2147 or 2137
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to provide an understanding of the requirements of a unified command organization and the skills necessary to operate at complex incidents. The target audience includes officers who may likely function in a command or general staff role position during a multi-agency operation. Students will be exposed to lectures and activities designed to promote a better understanding of multi-agency needs and a unified command structure.

2144: Incident Command for High-Rise Operations

  • Prerequisite: 2146 or 2147 or 2137
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing high-rise incidents. This includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing tactical operations to protect life and minimize damage.

2145: Incident Command for Structural Collapse Incidents

  • Prerequisite: 2146 or 2147 or 2137
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations including aspects of structural collapse, basic command procedures and ICS organizational structure, various resource levels, types and capabilities used for structural collapse incidents, critical factors and issues affecting scene management, operational considerations used at structural collapse incidents, response operations phases associated with a structural collapse incident, and technical rescue expertise and equipment required for safe operations and effective incident management.