This second course introduces the more social and political aspect of incident command research, building on the psychological aspects developed in the first course. This course relies heavily on incident command research developed for forest fire command practices. Much of the research is international in scope, arising from Australia, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States. Key concepts include crew cohesion and leadership style.
Unit 1: Incident Command System Inception and Evolution
Week 1 to Week 2
Unit 2: Research Methods within ICS
Week 3 to Week 4
Unit 3: Crew Cohesion
Week 5 to Week 7
Unit 4: The Role of Doctrine, Organizational Culture and Society
Week 8 to Week 12
What You Will Learn
- The concepts of ICS, how to create and focus on objectives, develop and implement effective strategies, increase accountability, and facilitate clear communications.
- To better understand the nuances and complexities of implementing ICS philosophies and the impacts to the humans within our organizations.
- Concepts associated with scalability, and how as leaders we can reinforce aspects of ICS to lead to successful outcomes through a proactive and strategic approach.
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The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you may enroll in this course you must have successfully completed Theoretical Foundations of Incident Command: Thinking.Prerequisite: OLCD-FIRE0029 Theoretical Foundations of Incident Command: Thinking
This course is recommended for Fire Service and Emergency Services professionals looking to expand their knowledge of concepts associated with Incident Command Systems and to better understand the evolution of ICS within the Fire Service and society in general.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Advanced Certificate in Fire Service Administration : Elective
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration : Electives (3)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Emergency Management : Elective
- Certificate in Incident Command : Required