S-430, Operations Section Chief
This course is designed to meet the training needs of the Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2). This course is designed to be interactive in nature and contains several exercises designed to facilitate group and classroom discussion.
- Explain the four elements of planning critical to the OSC: information gathering, strategy meetings, preparation of the Incident Action Plan (ICS 215), and the OSC role in demobilization.
- Discuss OSC supervision responsibilities that pertain to: operational period briefings, managing the operations section, risk assessment and safety management, and adjusting tactics.
- Describe the OSC role in external and internal coordination.
Personnel desiring to be qualified as Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2).
S-430 is available as classroom instructor-led training.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
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Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-430 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 Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS).
Regional, state, or area
Associated Position Task Books
Operations Section Chief Type 2/Type 1 (PMS 311-08)