S-430, Operations Section Chief

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Course Description

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.

Course Objective:

  • 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.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training24
Total Hours24

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-430 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:

None.

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS).

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-11-09

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