20-FST-209 FIRE TACTICS (5 cr.)
The course objective is to prepare the fire officer (or future fire officer) to take command at structure fires, fully utilizing available resources in a safe and effective manner. Command skills are developed by using fire scenarios to analyze the situation, develop a strategic plan, and deploying fire companies. The Fire Service Consortium Incident Command System is utilized to organize operations. Risk versus benefit analysis and rate-of-flow calculations are used extensively in developing strategic plans. Heavy emphasis is placed on pre-incident planning and the use of standard operating procedures.
Students should have prior firefighting experience or be on a fire department to take this class. (Tom Lakamp)