To enable learners to carry out the role of commander at the most serious incidents, operating at multi-agency silver level either on scene or remotely. The course meets the requirements of NOS EFSM 2, and those of the Skills For Justice Award Level 3 in Advanced Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services (QCF Level 6).
Group Managers in role or in development and Station Managers identified with suitable potential for progression.
– Understand the principles of tactical decision-making and risk management when leading, monitoring and supporting people at operational incidents
– Be able to evaluate the status of an incident
– Be able to close down the operational phase in an incident and conduct a debrief
The course will comprise 7 hours of pre-module study followed by a 5 day taught module comprising 36 hours of lectures, seminars, case studies and simulations. A post-module assignment will be expected to require a further 7 hours of study.
The next stage for learners is the Strategic Incident Command Course, following a period of consolidation and experiential learning.