[Webinar] Instruct-o-Gram Live: Fireground Incident Management at the Company Officer Level
The ISFSI Instruct-o-Gram Live webinar series brings a recently published Instruct-o-Gram alive with the author presenting key topics on implementing the material in your department. This month we are discussing the essential elements needed to facilitate training & education for the company officer who will be tasked with command and control at structure fire incidents.
A structure fire does not discriminate based on who is managing the incident—the fire is going to behave in a manner whether a company officer or chief officer is commanding the incident. Successfully management an incident is a combination of simulation training, case study review, education, and real-world experience.
This IOG webinar will provide the fire service instructor with the essential elements needed to facilitate training & education for the company officer who will be tasked with command & control at structure fire incidents. Specific topic areas will include the following:
- The importance of fireground command
- Roles and responsibilities of the incident commander
- Routine incident command deficiencies at the company officer level
- The NIOSH “5”
- How to build simulation slides that will enhance recognition primed decision making
Incident management is not designed to extinguish fires, conduct searches, and perform ventilation. It is designed to manage firefighters who are tasked with assignments that satisfy incident priorities. As a legendary fire chief once stated, “the first five minutes determine the next five hours.”
Demond Simmons is a member of the Oakland (CA) Fire Department. He is currently on detail as the department’s special operations chief. He is a proud member of several fire service organizations including ISFSI, IAFC, IFSTA, and the IABPFF. His motto is, continue to be a student of the profession.