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Commanders Intent: Coordinated Actions for Mission Success

June 17 @ 10:00 - 11:45


The focus of this class is to illustrate the importance of a commander’s expectation on emergency scenes. The main purpose of the intent is to provide a framework for Company Officers to act. Fire companies are the linchpins to a successful emergency scene operation. The importance of synchronized small unit tactics following the commander’s intent is critical to a successful mission on an emergency scene. Every emergency operation outcome is the result of many small unit outcomes. The key is for each small tactical unit (engine & truck companies) to perform in a predictable way. If one small unit fails to perform their task the whole operation could have a negative end result and change the strategy of the commander. The application of this information is to provide proven basics for fire officers to be successful during emergency operations through interactive discussions and video demonstration. Students investing fully in this course will be able to identify tenets and utilize training tools to assist in equipping themselves and their crews to complete their mission and to learn to attain mastery of this topic using the system of Planning, Preparation, and Execution. Methodology: An introduction into the thought process for fireground commander’s communicating intent and imparting presence with fire companies under their command. The presentation will be divided into sections that form the basis of communicating intent and imparting presence to company officers. I feel strongly that this is an important topic for the fire service. In the majority of LODD events a lack of command was cited (NIOSH 5). This presentation delivers a system for incident commanders to use to be better prepared for the fireground. I am a 34 year veteran of the fire service. I have come up through the ranks and have developed this system over the years to be better prepared for time compressed situations.

Instructor: Sid Newby, Battalion Chief, Wichita Fire Department
Classroom Session
Room #206

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June 17
10:00 - 11:45
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Ocean City Convention Center
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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