S-420, Command and General Staff, 2002

S-420 Decorative banner: Three photos of wildland fire incident command. A large group of firefighters gather to listen to morning briefing from command personnel. A group of incident command gather to hear a briefing on an incident. Four firefighters stand around a table reviewing maps.

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Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead and unit instructors must be qualified as Command or General Staff Type 2.

See Instructor Standards Section for more information.

Certification Date:

2002-10

Previous Certification Date(s):

2002-10

Course Components:

TitleNFES NumberProduct DateTypeDistributionPrevious Edition
S-420 Instructor Guide
001298
2002-10
Instructor Guide
Cache
2002-10
S-420 CD-ROM Materials
002683
2002-10
CD Rom
Cache
2002-10
S-420 Simulation Guide
001299
2002-10
Document
Cache
2002-10
S-420 Student Workbook
002682
2002-10
Student Workbook
Cache
2002-10

 

All radio equipment and radio frequency use for the course (classroom simulations, field exercises, course logistics, etc.) requires specific authorization and must be coordinated and assigned through the local agency frequency coordinator or the Communications Duty Officer at the NIFC National Interagency Incident Communications Division, as appropriate.  Radio equipment and frequencies for training should be requested well in advance of course start date (at least two months) and shall be released/returned to the issuing entity upon course conclusion.

The video ICS Incident Planning at Work (NFES 2042) is no longer available. In its place instructors should use the FEMA Planning P Video. It can be downloaded here: https://training.fema.gov/Allhazards.

The 2002 S-420 video – Intelligence Information Gathering and Incident Planning Meeting (NFES 002684), referenced in the instructor guide, is no longer available for order through the Publication Management System.

Optional materials have been developed to enhance the students understanding of the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) relative to the Command and General Staff course. Instructors who choose to use the optional materials to enhance the course should be familiar with the lesson and its contents and determine how it will be used in the course. The materials are available here: https://wfdss.usgs.gov/wfdss/WFDSS_NWCG_WFDSS.shtml.

Applies to 2002 Version.

Support Link: Support Document Link, FEMA Support Document Link

 

 

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2019-06-11

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