To develop learners’ skills to enable them to carry out the role of incident commander at tactical level. The course meets the requirements of the National Occupation Standards (NOS) EFSM 2, and of the Skills for Justice Level 4 Award in Intermediate Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services.
Station Managers in role or in development and Watch Managers identified with suitable potential for progression.
– Understand the key roles within the incident command structure, and the principles of operational risk management and decision-making
– Understand communication systems available both at incidents and remotely
– Develop acute awareness of the benefits of interoperability with other agencies
– Be able to review and determine the status of operational incidents, implement action to support those on the ground, and conduct a debrief
The course will comprise 5 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 5 hours of study.
The next stage for learners is the Advanced Incident Command Course, following a period of consolidation and experiential learning.