S-200, Initial Attack Incident Commander, 2006

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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.

Objectives

  • 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).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

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

Session Offerings

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Delivery

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

Course Level

Local

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead instructor must be a qualified Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) or Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2).

Unit instructors must be qualified as Incident Commanders Type 4 (ICT4).

Cadre must be proficient in the delivery of Tactical Decision Games (TDGS).

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.

Certification Date:

2006-12

Previous Certification Dates:

  • 1996-12
  • 1989-05

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Functional Area: 
Command
Required For: 
ICT4
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2020-03-27

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