Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

NFA073 - 14.00 Hours


  • Details
    5/5/2018 - 6/10/2018
    Clarksville TX
    FP  NFA073  59
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    7/14/2018 - 7/15/2018
    Webster TX
    FP  NFA073  58
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    10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
    Tomball TX
    FP  NFA073  62
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    12/8/2018 - 12/9/2018
    Pasadena TX
    FP  NFA073  60

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.


NFA logoThis course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires.

Often first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions with a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System (ICS) organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


Integration of National Incident Management System to Fireground Managemeent+Fireground Decision Making+Analytical Size-up Process+Building Construction Types+Burn time Considerations and Line of Duty Deaths From Collapse Incidents


This course is available to all emergency and crisis response personnel.

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    Contact Information

    Emergency Services Training Institute
    Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

    Other Information

    To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.

    To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.

    All extension courses are classroom only.

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