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Effective Up-To-Date Emergency, Management Emergency Response and Safety Training
Hazmat Emergency Response involves a multitude of individuals and agencies. From the manufacturing and industrial sector to Education and Health, law enforcement,civilian and government sectors. This can range from a bucket of spilled oil, a natural gas leak or a Weapons Of Mass Destruction event.
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First Responder Awareness (FRA) - Course

As required by 29 CFR 1910.120(Q), this course is for First Responders at the "Awareness" level, individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release.

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First Responder Awareness - WMD - Course

First Responders WMD is intended to enhance the participant's ability to safely and competently respond to a WMD event within the OSHA HAZWOPER "First Responder Awareness" level, given their specific resources and capabilities. At the conclusion of the "First Responder AWARENESS - Weapons of Mass Destruction" (FRA WMD) Class, the participants will be able to better recognize the presence of "Weapons of Mass Destruction," including "Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Explosive" (NBC+E) weapons, so that they can safely initiate the appropriate emergency response sequence, and notify the proper authorities.

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First Responder Operations - Course

First responders at the "Operational" level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting life, environment and property from the effects of the release.

They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance without contacting the chemical. They are trained to keep the chemical from spreading and to prevent exposures.

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First Responder Decontamination - Course

The First Responder Operations - Decontamination (FRO Decon) Course, provides participants with the ability to safely and competently perform "Full/Primary" Decontamination in at least "Level B" personal protective equipment, based on their agency's (or a generic) Decon SOP. This is a "Specialty" Course that builds upon OSHA FRO competencies, to perform Decontamination functions within the Contamination Reduction Zone.

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First Responder Operations - WMD - Course

The First Responder OPERATIONS - Weapons of Mass Destruction(FRO WMD) Course, provides participants with the ability to better recognize the presence of WMD, including "Nuclear, Biological, Chemical or Explosive" (NBC+E) weapons, and implement actions to protect themselves and the public from the effects of an NBC+E incident, those actions taken should be "Defensive" in nature. Understanding the FRO "Role and Goals" at a WMD incident; and understand, the need to balance life safety with evidence preservation.

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Hazardous Materials Industry Technician - Course

The goal of this course is to train individuals who will respond in an offensive manner to hazardous materials releases in an industrial setting in compliance with the HAZWOPER regulations. These individuals are required to be trained to the Hazardous Materials Technician level as defined in 8 CCR 5192(q)(6)(C) This course is designed for organizations that have Emergency Responders who are expected to physically come in contact with hazardous materials.

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Incident Commander - Course

29 CFR 1910.120(q) and Title 8 CCR Section 5192(q) mandate this training for emergency responders who will assume control of a hazmat response.

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IC WMD CLASS - Course

The INCIDENT COMMANDER - Weapons of Mass Destruction (IC WMD) Class, provides the participants with the ability to better recognize the presence of WMD, including Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Explosive (NBC+E) weapons, and address the unique issues associated with managing an NBC+E hazardous materials incident, in order to better protect responders and the public from the effects of, NBC+E weapons. This is a - Specialty Class - that is intended to enhance the participant's ability to safely and competently MANAGE a WMD event within the OSHA HAZWOPER "Incident Commander" level, given their specific resources and capabilities.

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General Site Worker (HAZWOPER) - Course

This course prepares individuals to perform clean-up operations or hazardous substance removal work under 8 CCR 5192 (a)(1)(A)(B)(C) in compliance with the HAZWOPER regulations

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Hospital Emergency Response - Course

This course is to provide healthcare workers with an improved capability to respond to Haz Mat events in a safe and competent manner, within the typical limited response resources and responder capabilities at the "Operations Level".

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Hazmat Crime Scene Preservation & Evidence Collection - Course

The course provides training to Emergency Responders who may have to respond to a Weapons Of Mass Destruction event or an incident that was deliberately engineered. This course will ensure responders are able to assist Law Enforcement Investigators in processing a crime scene.

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Canine Decontamination - Course

This course is designed to train Hazmat Response personnel in the best techniques in decontaminating Special Needs service animals including Search and Rescue Dogs.

Due to the unique requirements in providing contaminated animals with an effective decontamination process, First On Compliance personnel have worked closely with Organizations like the California Disaster Rescue Dog Association. (CARDA) in developing and practicing techniques designed specifically to protect service animals and Decon personnel from gross cross contamination.

This course can also benefit volunteer organization personnel that provide animal rescue services during times of crises,such as Hurricane Katrina.

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Technician/Specialist Training - Modules

Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist training is an intense series of courses designed to meet the needs of organizations and agencies that require their response personnel to have advance knowledge and skills. The course is broken into modules, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1F < 1G.

Module 1A: Basic Chemistry
Module 1A is an intense introduction to the nature and behavior of chemicals, instruction on atomic structure and the periodic table of the elements and follows through with 22 families of inorganic and organic chemical compounds. Emphasis is on recognition, the physical and chemical hazards associated with the materials, fire chemistry, and the toxic products of combustion.

Module 1B: Applied Chemistry
Module 1B is the practical application of the chemistry learned in module 1A. Air monitoring and detection devices are discussed. Participants will use instrumentation and participate in hands-on laboratory field identification of unknown solid and liquid samples. Students will also work with the latest computer software programs for chemical research, compatibility and reactivity data as well as hazardous vapor plume modeling and graphing. Live demonstrations are used to show reaction consequences.

Module 1C: Incident Considerations
Module 1C focuses on site safety and protective-action options. Students will develop a site safety plan for a variety of scenarios ranging from both transportation and fixed facility incidents. Students are given an introduction to the incident command system (ICS) for hazardous materials operations, emergency response planning, and scene management. Toxicology, particularly measuring lethal and chronic contaminant levels, is also explored. Students participate in a field Level A obstacle course while having to perform various skills and typical operations while wearing encapsulated protective garments.

Module 1D: Tactical Field Operations
Module 1D focuses on the tactics and strategy of entry operations, emergency rescue and medical considerations. Laws and regulations that pertain to response activities, emergency response planning and both bulk and non-bulk packaging requirements for highway, rail, pipeline, aircraft and water transportation are covered extensively. Hands-on activities including drum and tank patching, pipeline and industrial pipe system repair, use of the chlorine emergency kits, decontamination corridor set-up and a full-scale scenario drill is performed. Students incorporate the information learned in previous modules to respond to a variety of simulated emergencies.

Module 1F: Upgrade
Module if qualifies individuals for an Upgrade from the Technician to the Specialist level. Students must also complete - Module 1G before being certified as a Specialist. These courses are offered by special arrangement only. Please contact us regarding specific requirements.

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Emergency management covers four phases: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Response and recovery activities occurring before, during, and after an emergency or disaster has occurred.

First On Compliance Provides the following Emergency Management Services and Training:

We Conduct analyses of plans and Emergency preparedness programs to ensure compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) the National Response Framework (NRF) and local, state and national emergency preparedness and management standards.

We provide Updating or development of training programs providing:

  • HazMat Emergency Response
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Standard Emergency Management System (SEMS)
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), better known as "recovery" in Industry) training
  • Design, and provide facilitation and evaluation of Drills, Tabletop, Functional and Full-scale exercises.
  • Prepare Hazardous Materials Business Plans

First On Compliance is well versed in all phases of Emergency Management and can assist your organization in the preparation, testing and updating of your Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).

National Incident Management System (NIMS):
NIMS was developed so responders from different jurisdictions and disciplines can work together better to respond to natural disasters and emergencies, including acts of terrorism. NIMS benefits include a unified approach to incident management; standard command and management structures; and emphasis on preparedness, mutual aid and resource management.

Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS):
Is the system required by Government Code Section 8607(a) for managing emergencies involving multiple jurisdictions and agencies. SEMS consists of five organizational levels, which are activated as necessary:

  1. field response
  2. local government
  3. operational area
  4. regional
  5. state

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP):
Is a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized policy, methodology, and language for designing, developing, conducting, and evaluating all exercises.

Continuity of Operations (COOP):
Is known as disaster recovery in Business and industry. It consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized and the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions. Typically, disaster recovery planning involves an analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it may also include a significant focus on disaster prevention.

Phases of Emergency Management

Four primary phases of emergency management are outlined below, relating to mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities occurring before, during, and after an emergency or disaster has occurred.

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The Safety courses that are offered by First On Compliance are those courses that are mandated by OSHA and various other regulatory agencies and they cover a wide range of topics. First On Compliance is also a professional Provider of high quality environmental investigations, consulting and solution services for residential, commercial, governmental and construction industries, Providers of written safety programs and on site safety supervision.

Safety Courses

  • Hazardous Communications – 29 CFR 1910.1200 – 8 CCR 5194
  • Laboratory Safety – 29 CFR 1910.140
  • Injury and Illness Prevention – 29 CFR 1926.21 – 8 CCR 1509/3203
  • Hazard Recognition and Assessment, (chemical, physical, biological, ergonomic) – 29 CFR 1920.119 – 8 CCR 5139 – 5223
  • Lock-out / Tag-out – 29 CFR 1910.147 – 8 CCR 1518 / 1760 / 3314
  • Electrical Safety – 29 CFR 1920.137 – 8 CCR 2299 – 2974
  • Confined Space – 29 CFR 1910.146–8 CCR 5156 – 5158
  • Explosive Material Safety – 29 CFR 1910.109 – 8 CCR 5236 – 5374
  • Ladder Safety – 29 CFR 1926 Sub Part X – 8 CCR 1675 – 1676 – 1678
  • Back Injury Prevention – 29 CFR 1926.21 – 8 CCR 5110
  • Slip, Trip < Fall Hazard Safety – 29 CFR 1920 / D–8 CCR 1513/1629/1624
  • Housekeeping – 29 CFR 1926.25 – 8 CCR 1513
  • Personal Protective Equipment – GISO 3382, 3384, 3385
  • Hearing Protection – 29 CFR 1926.52/101 – 8 CCR 1521/5095/5110
  • Respiratory Protection – 29 CFR 1910.134 – 8 CCR 5144
  • Medical Surveillance – 29 CFR 1926.22 – 8 CCR 1529/1529(m)
  • Employee Exposure Monitoring – 29 CFR 1926.22 – 8 CCR 1529
  • Employee Record Keeping – 29 CFR 1926.22 – 8 CCR 1529/3204/5194/5144
  • Hazardous Materials Handling, Storage and Disposal – 29 CFR 1910 / N–8 CCR 1548 – 1549
  • First Aid / CPR / AED – 29 CFR 1026.50 – 8 CCR 1512
  • First Aid for the Professional Rescuer
  • Blood Borne Pathogen – 29 CFR 1910.1030 – 8 CCR 5193
  • Fall Protection – 29 CFR 1926.503 – 8 CCR 1669 – 1672
  • Industrial Powered Equipment
  • Forklift Safety – 29 CFR 1926.602 – 8 CCR 1597/3649 – 3668
  • Aerial Lift Safety – 29 CFR 1926.500 – 8 CCR 3636 – 3648
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Boom Lifts
  • Articulating Boom Lifts
  • Man Lifts

Written Programs

  • Lock Out Tag Out, (including the development of individual LOTO procedures)
  • Fall Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Illness Injury Prevention Programs, (IIPP)
  • Confined Space
  • Disaster recovery, (continuity Of Operations in Government)
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous materials Business Plans
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Employee Handbook
State Fire Marshal is to protect life and property through the development and application of fire prevention engineering, education and enforcement.
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Fire Command 1A - Course

Command Principles for Company Officers (1995) CFSTES

This course provides instruction and simulation time pertaining to the initial decision and action processes at a working fire. Topics include the fire officer, fire behavior, fire ground resources, operations, and management.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: First-in incident command and company officers
Prerequisites: 1-200 Certification: Fire Officer

Course Objectives:

  • An introduction to human resource management.
  • An overview of the organizational structure used within the fire service, including duties and responsibilities.
  • Communication skills appropriate for reporting on conditions and managing resources at an emergency incident.
  • Information on how to compile a pre-fire plan, and how to utilize that information when responding to an emergency incident.
  • The opportunity to size-up emergencies; and identify the strategies, tactics, and methods necessary to manage given scenarios.
  • An overview of the common causes of fire fighter deaths and injuries, and appropriate safety measures to protect personnel.

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Fire Command 1B - Course

Command Principles for Company Officers (1995) CFSTES

This course provides the student with information on tactics, strategies, and scene management for multi-casualty incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and wildland fires. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her knowledge and skills by handling initial operations at these types of incidents through simulation and class activities.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: First-in incident command and company officers
Prerequisites: 1-200, Fire Command

Course Objectives:

  • Information in which to direct the initial operations of a multi-casualty incident.
  • Information in which to direct the initial operations of a hazardous materials incident.
  • Information in which to direct the initial operations of a wild land fire incident.
  • The opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in handling initial operations at hazardous materials, wild land fire, and multi-casualty incidents through simulation and class activities.

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FIRE COMMAND 1C - Course

I-ZONE FIRE FIGHTING FOR COMPANY OFFICERS (2004) CFSTES

This course is designed around the responsibilities of the Company Officer at a wildland/urban interface incident. It will bring the structural Company Officer out of the city and into the urban/interface; in other words, from his or her comfort zone into an area that could very well be quite unfamiliar.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: First-in incident command and company officers; Fire fighters, company officers, and chief officers with limited wild land experience
Prerequisites: 1-200, Fire Command
Certification: Fire Officer

Course Objectives:

  • Information on the three elements of wildland fire behavior including fuel, weather, and topography.
  • The elements of the ICS as it relates to I-Zone fire fighting, including an Incident Action Plan.
  • Information on the duties and responsibilities of the strike team Company Officer.
  • Information on the communications process as it relates to I-Zone fire fighting.
  • The fundamental elements of size-up as they relate to I-Zone fire fighting and components of a report on conditions.
  • Information on I-Zone fire fighting resources and their capabilities.
  • An understanding of fire fighter safety and survival in I-Zone fire fighting.
  • A basic knowledge of evacuation as it relates to I-Zone fire fighting.
  • Procedures for structure triage and protection.
  • The opportunity to perform under simulated conditions in the classroom.

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Fire Investigation 1A - Course

Fire Origin and Cause Determination (1996) CFSTES

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: First-in incident command and company officers; Fire fighters, fire investigators, and law enforcement officers assigned to fire investigation
Prerequisites: None
Certification: Fire Officer

Course Objectives:

  • Overview of fire investigative practices and responsibilities associated with fire origin and cause.
  • Technical information enabling student to determine the area of fire origin.
  • Background information that will lead students to develop an opinion of the fire causes.
  • Technical information on the State's arson laws and legal aspects of fire scene investigation.

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Fire Investigation 1B: - Course

Techniques of Fire Investigation (2000) CFSTES

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: First-in incident commander and company officers; Fire fighters and fire investigation personnel
Prerequisites: Fire fighters and fire investigation personnel
Certification: Fire Investigator I

Course Objectives:

  • Scene safety for the investigator including post blast investigation.
  • Evidence recognition, documentation, and preservation including scene photography and trace evidence.
  • Witness and suspect interviewing and interrogation, including juvenile law.
  • Fire fatalities and injuries including scene investigation and mechanism of injury.
  • Information documentation of findings including case reports, insurance information, and other resources available to the investigator.

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Training Instructor 1A - Course

Cognitive Lesson Delivery (2010) CFSTES

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: Personnel preparing for a Company Officer, SFT Registered Instructor, or Training Officer position
Prerequisites: None
Certification: Fire Officer Training Instructor

Course Objectives:

  • To provide the student with A variety of methods and techniques for training in accordance with the latest concepts in career education.
  • Information to select, adapt, organize, and utilize instructional materials appropriate for teaching cognitive lessons.
  • Criteria and methods to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency.
  • An opportunity to apply major principles of learning through teaching demonstrations.

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Training Instructor 1B - Course

Psychomotor Lesson Delivery (2010) CFSTES

This is the second of a three-course series. Topics include methods/techniques for training with the latest concepts in career education; selecting, adapting, organizing, and using instructional materials appropriate for teaching psychomotor lessons; criteria and methods to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency; and an opportunity to apply major principles of learning through teaching demonstrations. Two (2) student instructor teaching demonstrations are required of all.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: Personnel preparing for a Company Officer, SFT Registered Instructor, or Training Officer position
Prerequisites: Training Instructor 1A
Certification: Fire Officer Training Instructor

Course Objectives:

  • To provide the student with A variety of methods and techniques for training in A variety of methods and techniques for training in accordance with the latest concepts in career education.
  • Information to select, adapt, and use instructional materials appropriate for teaching psychomotor lessons.
  • Criteria and methods to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency.
  • An opportunity to apply major principles of learning through teaching demonstrations.

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Fire Prevention 1A - Course

Introduction to the California Fire Code Bridge (2009) CFSTES

This course provides a broad, technical overview of fire prevention codes and ordinances, inspection practices, and key hazards.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: Fire prevention, suppression, public education, and fire investigation personnel
Prerequisites: None
Certification: Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, Public Education Officer I

Course Objectives:

  • To provide the student with the responsibility and authority for fire prevention inspections and related activities.
  • The principles and procedures used to correct fire hazards.
  • Information on occupancy classifications and types of construction.
  • The basic means of egress requirements.
  • The operational readiness of fire rated assemblies.
  • General fire safety provisions.
  • Information on public relations as it relates to fire prevention inspections.

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Fire Prevention 1B - Course

Inspection of Fire Protection Systems/Special Hazards Bridge (2009) CFSTES

This course will provide fire prevention professionals with the base level of knowledge necessary to inspect fire protection systems and special hazards.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Target Audience: Fire prevention, suppression, public education, and fire investigation personnel
Prerequisites: Fire Prevention 1A
Certification: Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, Public Education Officer I

Course Objectives:

  • To provide the student with Information to identify the classification, properties, labeling, incidental storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids and gases.
  • Information to identify the classification, properties, labeling, incidental storage, handling, and use of hazardous materials, other than flammable and combustible liquids and gases.
  • The principles and operational readiness of portable fire extinguishers.
  • The principles and operational readiness of special fixed fire suppression systems.
  • The principles and operational readiness of detection and alarm systems.
  • The principles and operational readiness of sprinkler systems and fire pumps.
  • The principles and operational readiness of standpipe systems.

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S-330 - Course

Task Force/Strike Team Leader All Risk (2002) FSTEP

This course contains generic curriculum regarding tactics and strategy as it relates to the management of a strike team or task force and meets the S-330 training requirements of the California Incident Command Certification System (CICCS) for the position of Strike Team/Task Force Leader-All Risk.

Course Length: 32 Hours
Target Audience: Individuals qualifying within the ICS as a Task Force or Strike Team Leader
Prerequisites: I-300, S-290
Certification: N/A

Course Objectives:

  • To provide the student with Information on Strike Team/Task Forces of various resources.
  • Information on implementing Strike Team/Task Force Leader responsibilities prior to and during mobilization and demobilization.
  • Information on implementing Strike Team/Task Force Leader responsibilities during incident activities.
  • Information on identifying the hazards and risks throughout Strike Team/Task Forces deployment and describe how to mitigate them.
  • Information on recognizing, planning for, and describing how to implement appropriate tactics in various all risk incident situations with various resources organized into strike teams or task forces.

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S-330 - Course

Task Force/Strike Team Leader All Risk (2002) FSTEP

Designed to meet the training requirements outlined in the Wild Land Fire Qualification System Guide and the Position Task Books (PTB) developed for the positions of Task Force Leader and Strike Team Leader and specific to wild land fire suppression. If students are expected to perform in some other risk area, exercises and examples appropriate to the expected risk should be added.

Course Length: 24 Hours
Target Audience: Personnel desiring to be qualified as a Task Force Leader (TFLD) or any Strike Team Leader (STPL, STDZ, STEN, or STCR)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the pre-course work, qualified as any single resource Boss
Certification: N/A

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S-339 - Course

Division/Group Supervisor All Risk (2000) FSTEP

This course teaches the student the management skills necessary to fill the position of Division/Group Supervisor within the framework of ICS. It does not teach tactics or strategy and refers to these only to enhance the particular management technique associated with them.

Course Length: 24 Hours
Target Audience: Individuals qualifying within the ICS as a Division/Group Supervisor
Prerequisites: I-300, S-330
Certification: N/A

Course Objectives:

  • To provide the student with The concepts of a division and group as it relates to the position of Division/Group Supervisor.
  • The opportunity to apply Division/Group fundamentals to ALL RISK incidents.
  • The opportunity to prepare for and participate in planning meetings to develop and implement division/group objectives.
  • The opportunity to participate in information gathering practices.
  • The opportunity to participate in an operational period briefing and a division/group briefing.
  • Information on managing and adjusting the operations organization.
  • An understanding of why and when tactics may need to be adjusted.
  • Information on the role of the Division/Group Supervisor in risk assessment and safety management.
  • The opportunity to demonstrate how to successfully coordinate internal and external relations.

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S-339 - Course

Division/Group Supervisor (2006) FSTEP

Prepares students to perform in the role of Division/Group Supervisor and provides instruction in support of the specific tasks of the DIVS. Topics include division/group management, organizational interaction, division operations, all-hazard operations, and tactical decision games (optional). There is a final examination in this course.

Course Length: 20 Hours
Target Audience: Individuals qualifying within the ICS as a Division/Group Supervisor (DVS)
Prerequisites: I-300, S-330
Certification: N/A

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S-404 - Course

Safety Officer (2002) FSTEP

Designed to meet the training needs of the Safety Officer position in the incident command system. Topics include safety officer effectiveness, analysis techniques, safety messages, briefings and reports, and high hazard operations.

Course Length: 24 Hours
Target Audience: Personnel desiring to be qualified as a Safety Officer
Prerequisites: N/A
Certification: N/A

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Class Cancellation Policy

FOC's policy is to not unduly penalize a buyer who must cancel a scheduled course. A full refund is granted if notification is given 30 days or more in advance of the first scheduled day of training. If notification is given less than 30 days in advance of the first scheduled day of training, a cancellation fee of $250 will be charged. If a scheduled class is cancelled 7 days or less in advance of the first scheduled day of training no refund will be given. [In some situations FOC may be able to offer full credit to a customer who needs to reschedule a class.]

If you have any questions regarding this policy please send and email to policy@firstoncompliance.com

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