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Course Number:
FP 170
Course Title:
Intro to Tactics & Strategy
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Course Description

Explores tactics and strategies used on emergency incidents. Includes incident action plan, size-up, exposures protection, rescue, containment, extinguishment, control, incident command system, mutual aid operations, post-incident analysis, and prefire surveys. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121 and MTH 65, and FP 112.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Integrate the understanding of the incident command system into an emergency incident to include transfer of command, span of control and unity of command.
  • Develop incident action plans to implement at emergency incidents that ensure the effective use of available resources to ensure life safety, environmental protection, and property conservation.
  • Interpret factors that will influence the incident action plan or its implementation.
  • Implement the major steps taken during size-up in the appropriate order in which they will take place at an emergency incident.
  • Communicate effectively to appropriate constituencies the main components of pre-fire planning and the steps of a pre-fire plan.