Incident Commander Type 5, ICT5
The Incident Commander’s responsibility is the overall management of the incident. On most incidents the command activity is carried out by a single Incident Commander.
- Demonstrates the ability to apply first aid to stop any bleeding; splints, fractures, care for burns or heat injuries, administer COR and shock control measures.
- Demonstrates ability to apply business management practices.
- Properly uses portable or mobile multi-channel radio.
- Properly uses maps and compass.
- Inspects hose and accessories for type, size and condition.
- Properly sets up, operates and maintains pump.
- Properly starts, operates, and maintains a chain saw in accordance with agency procedures, manufacturer’s recommendations, and safety requirements.
- Obtains complete information from dispatch upon initial activation.
- Gathers intelligence.
- Wildland fire investigation. Records and reports all information that might help in determining fire cause and origin. Designates and protects the area of fire origin.
- Arrives at incident and checks in. Arrives properly equipped at assigned location within acceptable time limits. Checks in according to agency guidelines.
- Demonstrates use of NWCG Fireline handbook 410-1.
- Receives task/assignment and briefing from supervisor.
- Properly sizes up fire.
- Demonstrates understanding of how to apply LCES.
- Briefs subordinates or relief.
- Keeps assigned personnel informed on a continuing basis about all pertinent information.
- Inspects assigned personnel and their personal protective equipment.
- Inspects assigned equipment and supplies.
- Provides leadership and supervision for members assigned to the incident.
- Assists with preparation of necessary reports and records.
- Develops tactics for containment of the fire based upon agency administrator’s briefing, available resources and information gathered during size-up.
- Serves as lookout, providing all safety related information regarding fire behavior, weather conditions and forecasts to all incident personnel.
- Performs any safety related duties required by the incident, ensuring the safety, welfare, and accountability of all assigned personnel during the entire period of command.
Position Knowledge and/or Requirements
- Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133)
- Satisfactory performance as a Advanced Firefighter/Squad Boss
- Satisfactory position performance as an Incident Commander Type 5 on a wildland fire incident
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