S-440, Planning Section Chief
This course is designed to meet a portion of the training needs of the Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2). Topics include information gathering, strategies, meetings and briefings, Incident Action Plan (IAP), interactions, forms, documents, supplies, demobilization, and an optional technology section. In the final exercise, students observe a simulated planning meeting and use the information derived to find errors in an IAP. Students must pass the unit tests and the final exercise to successfully complete the course.
- The student will display the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2).
Personnel desiring to be qualified as Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2).
S-440 is available as classroom instructor-led training.
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Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-440 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 any of the following: Resources Unit Leader (RESL), Situation Unit Leader (SITL), Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3), Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2), Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2), or Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2). Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Regional, state, or area
Associated Position Task Books
Planning Section Chief Type 2/Type 1 (PMS 311-23)