What is an incident commander seeing, thinking, and feeling when he supervises a fire operation? Tactics may vary at various incidents, but the one constant is the incident commander's thought process. How is his view of a fire different, and how can his perspective make you a more effective firefighter, chief, or company officer? This interactive class is geared to illustrate key points in preparation, size-up, fireground decision making, and communications. Videos, case studies, fireground radio transmissions, and interactive fire simulations are used to present the challenges inherent in making rapid emergency decisions. Students are offered tools to help them perform a skillful size-up, communicate effectively, and project control over chaotic emergency incidents.