Strategy and Tactics Related Classes

2110 - Preparation and Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Recommended Prerequisite: 2146 or General ICS Training
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This combined course is designed to develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a company officer in preparing his company for incident operations and the decision making skills needed by company officers on scene. This course will aid in clarifying the transition from firefighter to company officer and the new roles relating to leadership and safety. It will also assist the first arriving officer with the initial decisions that will have an impact throughout the entire incident. This course is designed for company officers, acting company officers, or senior firefighters who have the possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident or have the responsible for the management of one or more fire companies at an emergency incident

2118: Preparation for Initial Company Operations

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Recommended Prerequisite: 2146 or General ICS Training
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a company officer in preparing his company for incident operations. In addition, this course will aid in clarifying the transition from firefighter to company officer and the new roles relating to leadership and safety. This course is designed for company officers, acting company officers, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident. It may also be of interest to officers responsible for company readiness, personnel safety, and leadership as it relates to company operation.

2119: Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Recommended Prerequisite: 2110 or 2121
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to meet the needs of company officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is also designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

2121: Decision Making For Initial Company Operations

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Recommended Prerequisite: 2118
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by company officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. Activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. As a CO with the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial incident commander (IC), the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the ICS organization. COs, if they are to function effectively and help make the system work, need to have a clear understanding of the system, their assigned position and role in the organization.