S-300, Extended Attack Incident Commander

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Course 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.

Course Objective:

  • 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.

Course Delivery

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Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessment6-8
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours22-24

Course 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 or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Course Required For:

Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3).

Course Recommended For:

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

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) and Task Force Leader (TFLD).
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.

Associated Position Task Books

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