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- The 30th Maine State Weekend – June 1 – 3, 2018
- Maine Fire Chiefs Association Workshop
- NFA – Endorsed & Direct Delivery
Located at the SMCC Midcoast Campus, 19 Sewall St. Brunswick ME 04011 : For more information : Contact Director James A. Graves, 207-844-2078
Lodging and Dinner meal are on your own. Details are provided in the registration packet )
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE: 6 day Command Control Brochure FINAL 121217 (PDF)
Course Goal- This course is designed to enhance fire service organizational and decision-making skills necessary for Command and control of emergency incidents of various sizes, types and complexities. The primary target audience is persons from smaller departments (volunteer, combination or paid) who may find themselves in positions of Command at emergency incidents. Secondary audience members who also may benefit from the training include persons serving as fire officers and other firefighters.
Topics covered include problem-solving and fire command, inter-agency and mutual aid, the ICS, incident management, size-up and strategy, tactics and action plans, truck company operations, engine company operations, building construction and fire behavior, pre-incident preparation, incident organization and strategic command. Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety.
Specifically designed for individuals who have responsibility to command incidents within their jurisdiction, Career Officers or Volunteer Officers and individuals who are upwardly mobile in their organizations will be considered.
Photo Credit to Lewiston FD .
The students will:
· Apply the Incident Command System (ICS) at emergency incident simulations;
· Determine strategies and identify appropriate tactical solutions for a variety of incident types;
· Use pre -incident information in incident scene decision-making; and manage incident operations to maximize personnel and scene safety.
In addition to firefighting, the course takes an all-hazard/all-risk approach to training, addressing emergency medical care, rescue, hazardous materials (hazmat) operations and other threats to the community. A variety of instructional methods are used to present and reinforce training, including lecture, discussion, audiovisual aids and student activities. Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety and the development of incident decision-making skills through the use of classroom simulations
“Command and Control of Incident Operations”
(CCIO) is an intensive six-day educational opportunity designed specifically for volunteer and small-department fire service officers. The course is part of the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), taught on campus at the National Fire Academy (NFA) and through the Regional Delivery Program off campus. During training, students study the ICS and proper fire Command techniques for control and extinguishment of fires ranging from small residential structures to multioccupancy and commercial complexes. Topics include:
COURSE SIMULATION STRATEGY
During this course, you will participate in a series of simulations of emergency incidents. Members of the class assume roles, assess different types of emergency situations, and actually make Command decisions under realistic incident conditions. The simulations are a critical component of this training experience: • gives students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and practice the skills learned in the classroom in a safe and supportive environment; • reinforces the lessons learned and helps students make the transition from the classroom to the incident scene; and • helps individuals compensate for limited actual incident experience.
You are strongly encouraged to take full advantage of this learning opportunity. Take the simulations seriously and participate actively. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes — that is what training is for.
Remember that it’s better to make mistakes now than on the incident scene.
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE: 6 day Command Control Brochure FINAL 121217 (PDF)