S-420, Command and General Staff

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Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students to function effectively in the position of a Type 2 Incident Commander (ICT2), or Command and General Staff. The focus of this course is on the application of previously acquired knowledge and skills. Students will participate in two types of groups (teams and similar position) during exercises. These exercises include a simulation of the mobilization, management, and demobilization phases of a rapidly accelerating Type 2 incident that has potential to become a Type 1 incident.

Course Objective:

  • Students will perform the duties and responsibilities of their respective positions as team members on a Type 2 incident.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessment2
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training36
Total Hours38

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-420 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:

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2), Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1), Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2), Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2), Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2),  Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIO2), Public Information Officer Type 2 (PSC2), Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2).

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2), or Command and General Staff positions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

It is strongly recommended that the student has completed all prerequisite experience and course work to be qualified at the Type 2 level as an Incident Commander (ICT2) or Command and General Staff member.

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Associated Position Task Books

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Functional Area: 
Command and General Staff
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-09-12