Tactical Incident Command in the Fire Service - Level 2

Course overview and learning outcomes

This course utilises a blended learning approach over a 6 week period with 4 practical days spent at the FSC. It is accredited to the Skills for Justice Award in Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Service (QCF).

On successful completion of the course, learners will:

  • Understand the key roles, responsibilities and limits of authority within the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Understand the importance of successful leadership and the application of effective decision making during operational incidents
  • Understand the principles of successful risk management at operational incidents
  • Understand the methods and types of communication systems available both at incidents and remotely
  • Understand the benefits of inter-operability and the contribution of other agencies to the provision of specialist advice and support
  • Be able to review and determine the status of operational incidents
  • Be able to assume responsibility for implementing action to support those involved in operational incidents
  • Understand the principles of debriefing people following resolution of operational incidents

Who should attend and key benefits

This course is aimed at FRS personnel who:

  • Are deemed competent by their host FRS at Watch Manager level or above
  • Want to confirm and develop their skills to lead, monitor and support people as a Tactical Commander
  • Have a working knowledge and technical understanding of the Incident Command System

Building on the ICL1 programme, this course will provide learners with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a tactical incident commander. The course also develops learners knowledge and understanding of wider fire and other agency issues when dealing with and resolving incidents.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

The stages of assessment are:

  • Precourse - Written assignments mapped against the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
  • In course - Formative and summative practical assessments utilising the Simulation Suite with XVR technology
  • Professional discussion where necessary to further develop, explore and evidence specific Learning Outcomes

Successful completion will result in the award of the Skills for Justice Award in Intermediate Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services. This is a nationally recognised qualification developed by firefighter subject matter experts at the request of CFOA through Skills for Justice, the Sector Skills Council for the fire sector. The course is underpinned by National Occupational Standard EFSM2 - Lead, monitor and support people to resolve operational incidents. The Fire Service College has developed a clear Learner Pathway for Incident Command levels 1-4.


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Dates and prices

16/09/2019 - 19/09/2019

£2600.00 +VAT

09/12/2019 - 12/12/2019

£2600.00 +VAT

Prices quoted are our standard, one-off rates and discounts are available. Please contact us via the form on the right so that we can discuss your training requirements and how we can work together to offer you the best price.

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"I have heard from the candidates on the ICL2 course that they have all passed. Please pass on my thanks to the instructors for the additional gap training and for their time and efforts spent on our candidates. We have carried out ICL2 courses at other training establishments but my staff have not brought back as much learning as they have by completing your course. They have all fed back positive comments on the level of training and the professionalism of the instructors.

I look forward to developing more staff on your ICL courses in the near future.”

DCFO Chris O’Leary

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