S-481, Incident Business Advisor

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Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students to become an Incident Business Advisor (INBA) resource for all hazard incidents. Topics include preparation for an assignment, interactions/activities, and relationship to cost objectives.

Course Objective:

  • Describe the basic framework of the INBA position.
  • Understand the relationship between the Agency Administrator and the INBA.
  • Identify the individual skills and abilities needed to perform as a successful INBA.

Course Delivery

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Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessment1
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training20
Total Hours21

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-481 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:


Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Incident Business Advisor (INBA).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Experience working with complex organizations such as Area Command, Multi-Agency Coordinating (MAC) Group, Unified Command, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
Experience working with Incident Management Teams, interagency cooperators, and additional support organizations during incidents,
Satisfactory performance as a unit leader or Section Chief Type 1 or Type 2,
Working incident business management knowledge acquired through incident assignments or as a business leader on an agency unit.

Associated Position Task Books

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