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Aggressive Command Leads to Successful Outcomes

Friday, April 28
The incident commander (IC) is instrumental in the successful outcome of all emergency responses. The ability to view an active scene, draw rapid conclusions, assign duties, and monitor outcomes is a role that requires skill and practice. A strong command presence will have greater impact on the outcome of the emergency response than a weak command without strong direction. With multiple crews responding to incidents, we must get the response and assignments correct and in place in a timely manner to achieve success. This class covers situational awareness, tactical decision making, and the importance of well-trained and involved leaders by incorporating real-world experiences and providing a detailed working knowledge of the aggressive command process. Learn how to prepare for the IC role, what it takes to read an emergency scene, the importance of situational awareness and how the clues presented at the scene lead the decision-making process, how previous experience dictates assignments given, an aggressive command requires constant evaluation of hoseline placement, monitoring the color of smoke, roof conditions and firefighter safety and success.'
Mo Davis, District Chief - Houston (TX) Fire Department