Date(s) - 02/05/2019 - 02/09/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Course description (F0457)
This 16 hour course is designed to to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company
Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios
used in this course are based on structure fires. 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 COs 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, the CO may well be assigned a
subordinate position within the Incident Command System organization. COs need to have a
clear understanding of the system, the position that they are assigned to, and their role in the
organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.