2 Course ObjectivesA. Gather essential data about the fire and lead the initial attack resources to the fire.B. Size up the fire, plan the strategy and tactics with the available resources.C. Communicate information to the designated officer.
3 Course Objectives D. Brief and deploy initial attack resources and make adjustments to the plan whennecessary.E. Maintain adequate records and participatein post fire activities with designatedofficer..
4 Introductory Unit 1. Introduction of instructors and students. 2. Discuss the Administrative requirements for the course.3. Review the roles and duties of the IncidentCommander, Type 4.
5 Unit 1 Readiness and Mobilization Discuss what items you would assemble in an Incident Commander’s kit.Develop a checklist that the ICT4 could use for gathering data about the fire.Describe actions you would take to ensure that you and your suppression forces are ready and fully equipped for dispatch to a fire.
6 Unit 1Describe what you would do and look out for while en route to the fire.Describe safety precautions for traveling to a fire.Describe procedures you would take if you are not able to immediately locate the fire..
7 Initial Attack IC Kit Agency specific form Fireline Handbook ICS 410-1 Incident Briefing, ICS Form 201
8 Initial Attack IC Kit Check-In, ICS Form 211 General Message Form fire , ICS Form 213
9 Initial Attack IC Kit Unit log, ICS form 214 Office supplies Checklist of information to be gathered about the fire prior to leaving for the fire.
10 Initial Attack IC KitIncident specific reference materials, maps, photos, etc.List of local radio frequencies and pertinent phone numbers (phone directories)Radio batteries
11 Initial Attack IC Kit Belt weather kit Flagging First aid kit and proceduresNotebook, others?..
12 INITIAL ATTACK DATA CHECKLIST LocationOwnershipAccess ( and report to incoming forces )Size at initial attack
13 INITIAL ATTACK DATA CHECKLIST Smoke column color, direction smoke is traveling and if smoke is laid out flat on ground or going straight up.Fire behaviorFuels- what is burning in and where is it going.
14 INITIAL ATTACK DATA CHECKLIST TerrainWeather- current as well as expected.Values at risk- structures, livestock, watersheds, lives, equipment, etc.Known hazards
15 INITIAL ATTACK DATA CHECKLIST Situations that could slow the initial attack forces.Resources considerations ( cultural, environmental, natural) that limit suppression activities.Traffic exiting from the area.
16 INITIAL ATTACK DATA CHECKLIST Citizens in the areaHow or who reported the fire- anonymous, 911, etc. ( need for fire investigation)..
17 Unit 2 Size-up, Planning, and Ordering 1. List six items that should be considered in the initial size-up of a fire.2. Locate the origin, determine the cause and protect the scene.3. Describe elements to consider in initial attack planning.
18 Unit 24. Discuss the information you would provide home base (dispatch) after your size-up and planning a fire.5. Describe local ordering procedures and the importance of completeness and timeliness in ordering resources.
19 Unit 2Discuss ways of assessing incident complexity level versus skill level..
20 Hazard to firefighters SIZING UP A FIREHazard to firefightersTopographyEquipmentFuelsSnagsChanging weatherBiologicalUrban interface
21 SIZING UP A FIRE Rates of spread Size of fire Current and predicted weather and observationsValues at risk
22 SIZE UP OF FIRE Fire behavior Fire Safety LOOKOUTS COMMUNICATIONS ESCAPE ROUTESSAFETY ZONES..
23 ITEMS NEEDED FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A SUPPRESSION STRATEGY Tactics (discuss local strategy & tactics)Resource limitationResources assignmentsSupport needs
24 DEVELOPMENT OF STRATAGY Safety informationSize of fire ( discuss how to make size estimate)FuelsWeather - current and predicted
25 DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGY Topography - accessibility, safety, effectsNatural barriersHuman made barriers
26 DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGY Values at risk (life, property, resources)Fire intensitydirectparallelindirect..
27 ORDERING PROCEDURESDevelop a list and consolidate orders for supplies and resources prior to requesting.Don’t order every 5 minutesOrder in a timely manner. Proper lead timeDon’t place an order and expect it to be there the next minute.Prioritize orders needed.
28 ORDERING PROCEDURES Support needs for ordered resources When ordering resources, i.e., a crew, ensure that all items needed to support that crew are also ordered, such as, transportation, food, water, tools, etc.
29 ORDERING PROCEDURESDocument what is ordered. What time was it ordered.Make sure you write down what was ordered and the time order was placed. ( unit log, ICS 214, or incident briefing, ICS 201 )Required time and the location to include where orders are to be delivered.
30 ORDERING PROCEDURES Correct terminology for items. Know the correct name of the items that are being ordered, if possible, give the National Fire Equipment System number with the order.
31 ORDERING PROCEDURES Follow up on orders with dispatch If the items don’t show up in a reasonable amount of time, call dispatch to find out why the order hasn’t arrived.Follow agency guidelines..
32 Unit 3 Deployment and Containment 1. Describe what items you would cover in your briefing.2. Describe your actions for directing and maintaining control of suppression forces on a fire.3. Give four factors that need to be monitored on a fire to ensure safe and effective control of fire perimeters.
33 Unit 3 Deployment and Containment 4. Describe some situations that would require special precautions and give usual action taken.5. Discuss the need for and the items of information the ICT4 provides to their supervisor or designated officer during suppression action.6. Describe actions you would take if the fire escaped initial attack or cannot be contained within your established objectives.
34 Unit 3 Deployment and Containment Describe what interim actions you take if you are to be relieved by another IC within a certain period of time.Complete Incident Briefing, ICS 201..
35 BRIEFING OF RESOURCES INCIDENT ACTION PLAN Incident objectives-Resources-Priority of attack-Limits/restrictions-Times by which objectives should be completed-Coordination of attack forces
36 BRIEFING of RESOURCES - IAP StrategyPlan for meeting these objectivesTacticsThe way in which plan and objectives will be accomplished.
37 BRIEFING of RESOURCES - IAP Safety principlesIncorporate LCES and 18 Watch Out SituationsHazardsFuel and TopographyWeather, current and predicted
38 BRIEFING of RESOURCES - IAP Anticipate fire behaviorMinimum Impact Suppression TacticsRadio FrequenciesSuppression forces already on the lineTheir work assignments/status..
39 GROUP EXERCISE MAINTAIN CONTROL ASSIGN RESPONSIBILITY USE ICS (ORGANIZATION) POSITIONSPRACTICE GOOD LEADERSHIP
40 PRINCIPLES THAT NEED TO BE DETERMINED BEFORE ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES DURING THE TRANSITION PERIOD. Control of resourcesPrevent risk taking by reducing the perception of an environment where personnel believe that they have to risk life to suppress the fire.Safety of resourcesIdentify all hazards and notify all fire personnel of the hazards.
41 PRINCIPLES THAT NEED TO BE DETERMINED BEFORE ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES DURING THE TRANSITION PERIOD. Continue suppression efforts while re evaluating strategy and tactics.Maintain good communications.Find an area away from the fire where good communications can be establishedDelegate a radio operator
42 PRINCIPLES THAT NEED TO BE DETERMINED BEFORE ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES DURING THE TRANSITION PERIOD. Determine values at risk in relation to suppression tactics. Make sure that your tactics are not putting the suppression forces at riskOne foot in the blackLCESLook Up/ Look Down/ Look Around18 Watch Out/ 10 Standard Fire OrdersEnsure that all resources know the identity of the new IC..
43 BRIEF AND PROVIDE COMPLETE RECORDS TO RELIEF, WHEN APPROPRIATE Fire situation past and presentPersonnel on fireEquipment on fireAdditional resources you have ordered and expect to receive.
44 BRIEF AND PROVIDE COMPLETE RECORDS TO RELIEF, WHEN APPROPRIATE Progress of resourcesAdditional needs, problems and concernsHazards and how you have corrected themAccess routesHelispots
45 BRIEF AND PROVIDE COMPLETE RECORDS TO RELIEF, WHEN APPROPRIATE Possible location for camp, if needed.Complete ICS Form 201 and go over with new IC.What is the continuing role of the ICT4 after relief?..
46 DEVIL FISH LAKE FIRE STWB- PG. 24 GROUP EXERCISEDEVIL FISH LAKE FIRESTWB- PG. 24
47 Unit 4 Control, Mop-up and Management 1. Describe the actions you would take after containment to ensure the security of control lines in various fire situations.2. Describe situations that the IC may experience in dealing with non-fire personnel at the fire.
48 Unit 4 Control, Mop-up and Management 3. Describe how incidents and injuries should be treated on a fire.4. Discuss four examples when priority setting is required during a fire action.
49 Unit 4 Control, Mop-up and Management 5. Describe what fire actions might require designated officer’s consent before proceeding.6. Discuss how and when subordinate fire personnel might receive additional training skills during a suppression action.
50 Unit 4 Control, Mop-up and Management Describe how to determine whether fires in various fuels are safe to leave.8. Discuss the procedures that are often taken to rehabilitate damage and cleanup.9. Discuss readiness of suppression forces for next assignment..
51 ENSURE CONTAINMENT AND SECURITY OF CONTROL LINES Burn out fingers and islands near lines.Cold trail inside firelines where appropriate.Tear up and extinguish berms and piles.Fall snags near the line.Mop up inside perimeter for some distance.Use infrared heat detector if available.Patrol lines, especially through heat of day
52 NON-FIRE PERSONNEL THAT IC MAY HAVE TO DEAL WITH Local landowners and usersNews mediaCooperator fire protection and resource agencies
53 NON-FIRE PERSONNEL THAT IC MAY HAVE TO DEAL WITH EnvironmentalistChildren and BystandersAircraft trafficLand Managers..
54 Accidents and Injuries on a Fire Determine the extent and seriousness of injuries.Administer first aidEvacuate or transport serious injuriesAssign a crewmember to watch injured personDocument incidents.Complete proper CA or agency specific forms.
55 Accidents and Injuries on a Fire Request investigator for more serious accidents and injuries.Ensure follow-up examination and/or treatment of all injuries.Keep designated officer informed..
56 FIRE ACTIONS THAT MIGHT REQUIRE DESIGNATED OFFICER’S CONSENT Non-routine actions on cooperators’ lands* Contract or agreementUsing heavy equipmentUsing retardantRequests from non-fire personnel*Resource managers*Land owners*Other individuals..
57 FIRE ACTIONS THAT MIGHT REQUIRE DESIGNATED OFFICER’S CONSENT Non-routine actions on cooperators’ landsContract or AgreementUsing mechanized equipment
58 Fire Actions That Might Require Designated Officer’s Consent Using retardantRiparian/water areasCost versus resources valuesAround improvements of any valueRequests from non-fire personnelResource ManagersLand ownersOther individuals
59 YOU CAN PUT SUBORDINATES IN TRAINING POSITIONS WHEN: The fire is controlled.Training activities will not jeopardize the security of the fire or safety of personnel and equipment and there are no apparent hazards.
60 YOU CAN PUT SUBORDINATES IN TRAINING POSITIONS WHEN: When training is authorized by supervisor and/or the ICT4When activities are planned, supervised, and documented.Task BooksQualified personnel over see the performance..
61 Unit 5 Administrative Requirements 1. List the kinds of information that must be noted or recorded for administrative needs during fire suppression activities.2. Discuss the administrative requirements for using various types of equipment on a fire: agency, rental and cooperator.
62 Unit 5 Administrative Requirements 3. Provide necessary data to complete an individual fire report.4. Describe the ICT 4’s responsibility for personnel, tools, equipment and supplies on a fire5. Describe the ICT 4’s administrative responsibilities when relieved by another IC on the fire.
63 Unit 5 Administrative Requirements Describe the ICT 4’s responsibilities for informingfire management personnel as top resource valuesthreatened or lost and possible rehabilitation needs to thefire area..
64 INFORMATION THAT MUST BE NOTED OR RECORDED DURING FIRE Individual fire report informationPersonnel timePerformance time
65 INFORMATION THAT MUST BE NOTED OR RECORDED DURING FIRE Equipment formsInspectionsUse and timeVehicle use recordsCompleted contracts, rental agreementsFire trespass information
66 INFORMATION THAT MUST BE NOTED OR RECORDED DURING FIRE Accident forms ( personnel, equipment )CA formsAgency specific formsProperty loss damageProcurement issues
67 INFORMATION THAT MUST BE NOTED OR RECORDED DURING FIRE Sensitive issuesPriority setting in high value areasOther local concernsAny agency specific forms, reports, or records..
68 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR USING EQUIPMENT ON A FIRE Agency EquipmentRequest through dispatcherComplete use recordsManage credit card useComplete accident report formsComplete anyagency specific forms
69 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR USING EQUIPMENT ON A FIRE Rental EquipmentRequest through dispatch/order numberInspect equipmentCheck for rental agreement and conditionMaintain recordsDocument accidentsDocument claimsEvaluate
70 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR USING EQUIPMENT ON A FIRE Cooperator EquipmentCheck with dispatch for cooperative agreementKeep use recordsInspect equipmentDocument accidents and damage..
71 INDIVIDUAL FIRE REPORT INFORMATION NAMENUMBERESTIMATED SIZELOCATION (LEGAL, LON/LAT, UTM)
72 INDIVIDUAL FIRE REPORT INFORMATION FUEL TYPES/ADJACENT FUELSSLOPETIMES- on scene, attack, containment, control, out, special incidents.
74 ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN IC T4 is RELIEVED Brief relief on actions takenresources on the fireresources en routegeneral situationproblems
75 ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN ICT 4 is RELIEVED Bring all administrative forms and records up to date.TimesheetsEquipment agreements/timesEvaluationsInjuriesNOTIFY DISPATCH WHEN RELIEVED..
76 Unit 6 Post Fire Evaluation 1. Discuss the topics normally covered in post fire critiques.2. Discuss the areas of performance in subordinate's work activities that normally would be evaluated.3. Discuss the ICT 4’s role in identifying training needs for subordinates and self.