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Professional incident command training for fire and rescue services

Are you looking to update your knowledge and skills in incident command? Whether this is a new area for you, or you have some experience and want to move to the next level – we can help. At Vital Fire Solutions, we offer two levels of SFJ accredited incident command training for fire and rescue services.

– Initial

– Intermediate

Initial incident command (level 3 award)

This course is designed for crew or watch managers already in the role or being developed for it and firefighters ready for progression.

The nationally recognised course, covers:

  • key principles of the incident command system
  • role/responsibilities of everyone involved
  • risk management and effective communication

Students are expected to complete 45 guided learning hours, and by the end of the course, will be able to:

  • plan an initial response
  • implement actions to meet planned objectives
  • close down the operational phase of an incident
  • review the response

The initial incident command training for fire and rescue services prepares students to work as a level one incident commander. The next step in the learning journey, for students who want to progress, is the intermediate incident command course.

Intermediate incident command (level 4)

Level four Intermediate incident command training is suited to station managers already in the role or being developed for it and watch managers ready for progression.

Also, a nationally recognised qualification, this course covers:

  • Key roles and responsibilities in incident command
  • Command and leadership skills
  • How to be an effective decision maker
  • The principles of risk management
  • Methods of communication
  • Joint working and interoperability

Students are expected to complete 40 hours of guided learning, and by the end of the course, will be able to:

  • Review and determine the status of incidents
  • Assume responsibility for actions to support those involved
  • Review the response to the operational incident

The course prepares students for work as an incident commander at a tactical level. For students that want to go on and study further, the next stage of learning is the advanced (level 6) incident command training for fire and rescue services.

What to do next

If you’re ready to take the next step in your professional development, book your training with Vital Fire Solutions. Courses take place at our purpose-built training centre in County Durham or one of our fire stations across the region. Our customers consistently rate us highly on our state-of-the-art facilities, cleanliness, and comfort.

For more information on incident command training for fire and rescue services, contact the team today.

Thank you for your time and interest in Vital Fire Solutions Ltd, part of the County Durham and Darlington Fire Authority’s service.