Accredited EMS Fire Training Inc.

Fire Command 1A

Designed for First-in Incident Commanders and Company Officers.

This course provides an introduction to the principles of command, an overview of the concepts of command safety and the risk management process.  Each student will have the opportunity to gain experience in a controlled environment through structure fire incident simulations.

Course Content

  • Pre-incident planning considerations
  • Command considerations at structure fire incidents
  • Company Officer initial actions at an incident
  • Development of incident priorities, strategy, and tactics
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a Company Officer for post-incident actions

Additional Information

Required Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires 40 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Prerequisites

  • Must be affiliated with Fire Department, Police Department or Emergency Medical Services.

Enrollment

  • Minimum 5 individuals.

Fire Command 1B

Designed for First-in Incident Commanders and Company Officers.

This course provides the student with information on tactics, strategies, and scene management for multi-casualty incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and wildland fires. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her knowledge and skills by handling initial operations at these types of incidents through simulation and class activities.

Accredited by the California Fire Service Training and Education System for credit toward California State Fire Marshal certification.

Course Content

  • Hazmat tabletop scenarios
  • Proper triage
  • MCI training

Additional Information

Course Materials

Command and Control: ICS, Strategy Development and Tactical Selections *not required

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Prerequisites

  • Fire Command 1A

Enrollment

  • Minimum 5 individuals.

Fire Command 1C

WUI Command Operations for the Company Officer

Designed around the responsibilities of the company officer at a wildland/urban interface incident. It will bring the structural company officer out of the city and into the urban interface.

Course Content

  • Wildland tabletop scenarios
  • Structure Protection
  • Utilizing multiple resources

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Prerequisites

  • Must be affiliated with Fire Department, Police Department or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Fire Command 1A
  • ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

Company Officer 2A

Command Tactics at Major Fires

This course prepares the officer to use management techniques and the Incident Command System when commanding multiple alarms or large suppression forces.

This course is designed for Chief Officers, Company Officers and Training Officers.

Course Content

  • Assuming and Transferring Command
  • Major Fire Considerations
  • Simulation Exercises
  • Safety

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Prerequisites

  • Fire Command 1A
  • ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Company Officer 2B

Management of Major Hazardous Materials Incidents

This course provides Incident Commanders with the skills and competency necessary to mitigate an incident, initiate remedial action, and ensure the restoration of normal services with a comprehensive resource management approach.

Course Content

  • Hazmat Recognition and Safety
  • Agency Coordination at the IC/SM Level
  • Containment and Control Methods
  • Toxicology
  • Safety and Isolation via Perimeters and Zones
  • Investigations

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Prerequisites

  • Fire Command 1B
  • Company Officer 2A

Company Officer 2C

High Rise Fire Tactics

This course is approached from a system basis and is applied to both small and large high rise buildings.

Topics include pre-fire planning, building inventory, problem identification, ventilation methods, water supply, elevators, life safety, strategy and tactics, application of the ICS and specific responsibilities.

Course Content

  • Occupant Life Safety
  • Prefire Planning and Training For High-rise Fire Fighting
  • Communications Systems
  • Strategy, Tactics, and Priority Placement of Resources
  • High-rise Elevator Systems
  • Simulation Exercises With Post Fire Analysis and Case Studies

Additional Information

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Prerequisites

  • I-300
  • Company Officer 2B

Company Officer 2D

Planning for Large Scale Disasters

Designed for Chief Officers, Company Officers, and planners.

Principles of disaster planning and management, fire service emergency plans, emergency operations centers, case studies of various natural and man made disasters, roles of local, state and federal OES and emergency management agencies, discussion of multi-hazard planning techniques, ICS and SEMS concepts, and principles of exercising emergency management staffs.

Course Content

  • Functions of an Emergency Operations Center
  • Design of an Emergency Operations Center
  • Structure of Emergency Management Organizations
  • Jurisdictional Responsibility for Emergency Management
  • Role of Emergency Management Coordinator
  • The Planning Process

Additional Information

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Prerequisites

  • I-300
  • Company Officer 2C

Company Officer 2E

Fire officers who have command responsibilities at wildland fires

This course contains such topics as California’s wildland fire problem, wildland fire safety, weather effects, wildland fuels, wildland fire behavior, initial attack methods, using support equipment, using topographic maps, strategy and tactics, and air attack operations. Involves class participation and simulation.

Course Content

  • Historical Development of the Wildland Fire Problem
  • Pre-emergency Planning
  • Tactics and Strategy for Wildland Operations
  • Wildland Fire Behavior
  • Map Reading and Usage
  • Wildland Incident Command Systems

Additional Information

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Prerequisites

  • I-300
  • Company Officer 2D

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