S-200, Initial Attack Incident Commander

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Course Description

This course is designed to meet the training needs of the incident commander type 4 (ICT4). It is presented in a discussion/exercise format. The six instructional units include Foundation Skills; Intelligence Gathering and Documentation; Size Up the Incident; Develop a Plan of Action; Post-fire Activities; Evaluating Incident Objectives and Manage the Incident. Evaluation of the student is by unit tests and performance based evaluations.

Course Objective:

  • Demonstrate effective foundation skills (leadership, risk management, and communications) at the ICT4 level.
  • Gather and document essential information about the incident.
  • Size up the incident, develop plan of action.
  • Manage the incident through effective leadership.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate plan of action and make adjustments to the plan when necessary.
  • Conduct post-fire activities.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessment3
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours19

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-200 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Course Required For:

Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as any single resource boss.

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Command
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-11-09

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