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FDIC 2014: Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Company Officers

Trenton (NJ) Battalion Chief Leonard Carmichael Jr. will be presenting “Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Company Officers” at FDIC 2014.

This course covers the initial on-scene size-up for the first-arriving officer at all incidents and addresses Goals 3 and 4 of the United States Fire Administration’s Emergency Services Leader Strategic Plan. It  sets up the framework for the entire fireground experience from assessing the incident scene arrival information to setting up an incident management system. Through lecture and scenario assessment, the students will use a systematic mental checklist using the CASH acronym (Command, Actions, Size-Up, and Help) for on-scene size-up reports that can be used at all incidents. Topics include the establishment of command, the 13 point size-up factors, actions of the first-due companies, and additional resources that will be needed. Additionally, students will create and discuss an appropriate incident command system structure based on the simulation presented.