S-200, Initial Attack Incident Commander, 2006

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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.


  • 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.

Target Group

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


S-200 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work3
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours19

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 for more information about local course sessions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Qualified as any single resource boss.
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

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