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Incident Command School: Level 1 Incident Command

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Course Overview

The aim of the 5 day course is to ensure that delegates are ready to work, though not yet competent at the role of Incident Commander (Level 1). This course is aligned to the Skills for Justice Level 3 Award in Incident Command in Fire & Rescue Services. It is not currently accredited.

The course is run over five days; the first two consisting of theoretical input, group work and discussions. Day 3 is largely using ‘XVR’ to expose delegates to a range of computer generated simulated incidents. Days 4 and 5 cover practical scenarios carried out on the drill ground with an operational fire appliance.

Who is this course for?

Open enrolment – For Fire & Rescue Service staff and members of Industrial Fire Teams, at Fire fighter and Crew Manager levels. Individuals who will be required to fulfill the role of Incident Commander at an operational level.

Course requirements

  • Candidates must have passed the Supervisory technical assessment or the equivalent IFE examination
  • Medically fit for operational duties in accordance with fire service requirements
  • Delegates must be experienced in fire fighting
  • Delegates must attend with full fire kit conforming to current standards
  • Be able to use Microsoft Office or equivalent office suite

Course outcomes

  • Understand the key principles of the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of personnel within the Incident Command structure
  • Understand the requirements for the successful management of risk at operational incidents
  • Understand the need for effective lines and methods of communication at incidents
  • Be able to plan an initial response to an operational incident
  • Be able to implement actions to meet planned objectives
  • Be able to close down the operational phase of an incident
  • Be able to debrief people following incidents

Assessment consists of a pre course reflection of ICS experience. A written exam, covering the ICS theory. Formative assessment and feedback of delegates’ performances in RescueSim and drill ground scenarios. Summative assessment on the second day of practical scenarios resulting in a pass or fail for the course

5 days (Monday – Friday)
09:00 – 18:00 daily (courses may run later and some pre-learning /evening study is required)

Excluded- accommodation can be provided at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, located in Exeter, a few miles from the Training Academy Training Centre at Exeter Airport.

Price per delegate
Please contact us for price information

All courses are booked subject to our standard terms of conditions for the provision of training, which include our policy for course cancellation.

Course Code

There are no dates currently set for this course. Please contact us for more information on +44 (0)1392 444773