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Strategy And Tactics For Initial Company Officers

Strategy And Tactics For Initial Company Operations (NFA)

Course Objective: To develop the management skills needed by the Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to discuss the scientific method; describe the primary size-up factors and determine their impact on objectives and strategies and analyze the command sequence action planning cycle; select and deploy the appropriate hose lines to accomplish fire confinement, exposure protection and fire extinguishment; select appropriate ventilation, rescue, support and overhaul tactics based on principles and tactical considerations; and identify the principles of water supply and tactics using municipal sources, static sources and portable sources, fixed fire suppression systems, and salvage.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are the analytical size-up process, the scientific method, variables, making decisions, establishing objectives, evaluating primary factors, and the command sequence action planning cycle; fire confinement, exposure protection and fire extinguishment; rescue operations, ventilation practices, incident support operations and overhauling tactics; water supply, fixed suppression systems and salvage operations.

Methods of Instruction: Lecture, discussion, audio/visual material, individual activities, small group activities, demonstration and simulations.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all class sessions and complete required classroom activities.