S-300, Extended Attack Incident Commander, 2008

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Description

This course is designed to meet the training needs of the Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3). The focus is on the lessons of leadership and command as they relate to the ICT3 position. It is presented in participative lecture format with multiple tactical decision games for students to practice new knowledge. The seven instructional units cover Foundation Skills, Situational Awareness, Command and Control, Managing the Incident, Transitional Activities, Post-Fire Activities and a Final Simulation. There is also an optional Staff Ride Activity (Unit 8) if instructors choose to include it.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of Command as it relates to the ICT3.
  • Demonstrate effective foundation skills (leadership, risk management, and communications) at the ICT3 level.
  • Develop situational awareness of incident environment.
  • Demonstrate effective command and control over a quickly assembled team in a time constrained and rapidly changing incident environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage an incident.
  • Conduct post-fire activities.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3). 

Delivery

S-300 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work6-8
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours22-24

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-300 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 Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) and Task Force Leader (TFLD).

OR

  • Qualified as ICT4 and Strike Team Leader and any two single resource boss positions – one must be Crew (CRWB) or Engine (ENGB).
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Course Level

Regional, state or area

 

Functional Area: 
Command
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-10-23

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