Initial Incident Command in the Fire Service - Level 1

Course overview and learning outcomes

This course employs a blended learning approach over a 6 week period with 4.5 days spent on site at the FSC. The course is accredited to the Skills for Justice Award in Initial Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Service (QCF), and will equip delegates with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to qualify in Initial Incident Command prior to attaining full competence in their FRS.

On successful completion of the course, delegates will:

  • 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

Who should attend and key benefits

This course is aimed at FRS Personnel who are:

  • Deemed competent as a firefighter by their home service
  • Are developing towards commanding operational incidents at the initial supervisory level
  • Have a knowledge of the incident command system

The course develops and assesses the Incident Commanders knowledge and ability across an unrivalled range of realistic operational scenarios. The delegates will be formatively assessed in the Simulation Suite utilising the new innovative XVR technology in order to foster their development before being summatively assessed practically on the Incident Ground.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

It is important to note that assessment on this course results in a straight Pass or Fail.

The stages of assessment are:

  • Formative Sim Suite Practical Assessment
  • Summative Incident Ground Practical Assessment
  • In Course Theoretical Assessment
  • Professional Discussion to ensure Learning Outcomes are met where necessary

Successful completion of this course will result in the award of the Skills for Justice Award in Initial Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Service. 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 WM7, Lead and support people to resolve Operational incidents. The Fire Service College has developed a clear Learner Pathway for Incident Command levels 1-4.

Successful completion of this course will also see the delegates receive 35 Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours.

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Fire Service College

Dates and prices

24/02/2020 - 28/02/2020

£2950.00 +VAT

11/05/2020 - 15/05/2020

£2950.00 +VAT

07/09/2020 - 11/09/2020

£2950.00 +VAT

26/10/2020 - 30/10/2020

£2950.00 +VAT

07/12/2020 - 11/12/2020

£2950.00 +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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