Understanding Fireground Command

By Richard Gasaway

Understanding Fireground Command

Understanding how you make decisions and how to develop and maintain your situation awareness are keys to your success as an incident commander.

Educational Objectives:

  1. List and discuss the steps of the Traditional Decision-Making Process and explain why this process is not feasible at emergency incidents.
  2. Understand and explain the Recognition-Primed Decision-Making Process and explain how incident commanders use this process.
  3. Identify and explain the three levels of situation awareness and give examples of the actions the incident commanders perform at each level.
  4. Explain the role of expertise in making decisions under stress and identify ways to accelerate a commander’s experience.

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