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.
1 | P age
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.
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
4. Present an operational period briefing.
2 | P age
Agenda January 6th to 10 th , 2014
Command and General Staff, S-420
0900 Team Development and Behavior
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
1300 Transfer of Command (continued)
1400 Functional Review
1600 Other Management issues
1700 End of Day 2
0800 Planning Process
1300 Planning Process (continued)
1500 Effective Team Process
1600 Simulation Ground Rules and Set-Up
1630 End of Day 3
1000 Team and Student Evaluations
1200 End of Day
3 | P age
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
4 | P age
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