East Bay Regional Parks / FMC, January 6 – 10, 2014, Oakland


East Bay Regional Parks / FMC, January 6 – 10, 2014, Oakland

Command and General Staff Class

East Bay Regional Parks will be Hosting a California State Fire

Training FSTEP S-420, Command and General Staff Class

January 6 th to 10 th , 2014

S-420 Command and General Staff

Hosted by East Bay Regional Parks

The Command and General Staff Course is aimed at those individuals who have

a function as a primary responsibility during the first operational period.

Command and General Staff is a 36 hour course designed to meet the

requirements of all type command and general staff positions.

Designed to prepare the student to function effectively in the position of a Type

2 Incident Commander, Command, or General Staff. The focus is on the

application of previously acquired knowledge and skills. Students will

participate in two types of groups (teams and similar position) during exercises

that include a simulation of the mobilization, management, and demobilization

phases of a rapidly accelerating Type 2 incident that has potential to become a

Type 1 incident.

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Prerequisites: None required

Suggested completion of all prerequisite experience and course work

to be qualified as an Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) or any

Command/General Staff position.

Pre-Course work: The required pre-course work will take

approximately 2 hours. The pre-course work assignment will be

emailed to you upon your signing up for the class.

Course Objective

The course will provide the students with the skills and knowledge

that will enable them to perform on type 2 incidents in a command or

general staff position.

Students attending this course will be broken up in to teams to

encourage team development by stages throughout the course.

In this class the student will:

1. Actively participate and fulfill functional and team

responsibilities in the planning process.

2. Fulfill individual and team responsibilities in the overall

management of an incident.

3. Complete the required products (Incident Action Plan,

Incident Status Summary, Media Release, and Cost

Summary Estimate.

4. Present an operational period briefing.

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Agenda January 6th to 10 th , 2014

Command and General Staff, S-420


0800 Introduction

0900 Team Development and Behavior

1130 Lunch

1300 Decision making methods

1400 Stress and Decision Making in the fire environment

1600 Team Interaction

1700 End of Day 1


0800 Team Interaction (continued)

0900 Transfer of Command

1200 Lunch

1300 Transfer of Command (continued)

1400 Functional Review

1600 Other Management issues

1700 End of Day 2


0800 Planning Process

1200 Lunch

1300 Planning Process (continued)

1500 Effective Team Process

1600 Simulation Ground Rules and Set-Up

1630 End of Day 3


0700-1700 Simulation


0800 Review

1000 Team and Student Evaluations

1200 End of Day

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Class material

Students should bring:

1. Lap top with printer

2. Fire Line Handbook

3. Incident Response Pocket Guide

4. Field Operations Guide (FOG)

5. 2 inch binder with note paper

This class is limited to 32 students and is on a first come first served basis.

To register for this class go to www.firemanagementconsultant.com

Contact Phillip Queen at 209-612-8832 or phill@firemanagementconsultant.com

Cost for this class is $695

Includes workbook and certificates

Registration Deadline: Payment must be received by November 4 th, 2013

The first 32 to register for this class will be admitted

A cancellation fee of $150 will be charged if canceled after deadline.

No refunds two weeks prior to conference.


East Bay Regional Parks Training Center

11500 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA

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