Course Objective: To provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents.
Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to describe the aspects of a structural collapse, explain basic command procedures and ICS organizational structure, identify various resource levels, types, and capabilities used for structural collapse incidents, identify critical factors and issues that affect scene management, describe all unique operational considerations used in a structural collapse incident, describe all response operation phases associated with a structural collapse incident and describe the technical rescue expertise and equipment required for safe operations and effective incident management.
Course Description: Major topics covered in the course are incident command systems, collapse incident response capabilities, scene management, response factors, structural collapse and operational phases.
Methods of Instruction . Lecture, discussion and classroom exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions and complete all required classroom activities.