Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents

Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents

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  • Hours: 16
  • Min/Max Students: 15/30
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  • In the vocational certificate or lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Science, Public Administration, or Emergency Medical Services.

American Council on Education (ACE)
  • This course curriculum is developed and maintained by the National Fire Academy and is delivered in compliance with the standards of the National Fire Academy off-campus program. Courses are registered and approved through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety as the NFA State Training Partner. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a National Fire Academy certificate of completion.

U.S. National Fire Academy (NFA)

This 2-day course is designed to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents. Students completing this course 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 at a structural collapse incident; describe all response operations phases associated with a structural collapse incident; and describe the technical rescue expertise and equipment required for safe operations and effective incident management.