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Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Incident Commanders

Friday, April 28
This class covers the initial on-scene size-up for first-arriving officers at all incidents. It sets up the framework for the entire fireground experience from assessing the incident scene on arrival 'to setting up an IMS organization. Students will use a systematic mental checklist using the CASH acronym (Command, Actions, Size-Up, and Help) for on-scene size-up reports, which can be used at all incidents. Topics include the establishment of command, the 13-point size-up factors, first-due company assignments, and additional resources that will be needed. The class is a plus for promotional exams.
Leonard Carmichael Jr., Deputy Chief of Operations (Ret.) - Trenton (NJ) Fire Department