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 Course Title:   Managing Company Tactical Operations

 Title Abbreviation:   MANAGING CO TACTICAL OPS

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    278

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Provides a basic foundation for the management of one or more companies operating at a structural fire emergency. Uses simulations to apply concepts and develop skills.


Prerequisite: FIRE 102 with minimum C grade or department chair approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Organize and prepare for response to emergencies through a clear understanding of the protection problem and resources available to mitigate it.
  2. Establish an incident management system that is effective and safe for a variety of emergency scenarios.
  3. Employ effective strategies and tactics in mitigating emergencies and saving lives.
  4. Understand the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in tactical operations.
  5. Communicate effectively to everyone involved in tactical operations.
  6. Understand and work with the emergency scene environment and emergency behavior factors.
  7. Understand and implement the command sequence while sizing up the situation.
  8. Develop and implement an action plan.
  9. Understand and implement the National Incident Management System procedures and techniques.
  10. Demonstrate and perform ventilation and rescue.
  11. Understand and perform various emergency ground procedures and support activities.
  12. Go through a number of simulations to practice response, utilize pre-planning, etc.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

Course Contents

  1. Roles & responsibilities.
  2. Readiness.
  3. Communication.
  4. Building construction and fire behavior factors.
  5. Pre-incident preparation.
  6. The command sequence.
  7. Size-up.
  8. Developing an action plan.
  9. Implementing the action plan.
  10. Review the National Incident Management System.
  11. Ventilation and rescue.
  12. Fire confinement and extinguishment.
  13. Water supply and exposure protection.
  14. Salvage, overhaul, and support activities.
  15. Private dwelling simulations.