Decision Making for Initial Company Officers

Course Description:

Decision Making for Initial Company Operations 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. As a Company Officer (CO) with the real possibility of being the 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 that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the 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.


Course Name:  Decision Making for Initial Company Officers

Acronym:  DMICO

Course Code:  L06B

Instructional Hours:  12

Student Manuals:  Provided by Instructors

To Schedule a Course:  SMOKE

Instructor Fee:  $540.00

Student Application:  SMOKE


Student Prerequisites:

  • Eighteen years of age or older

  • Member of an organized Michigan Fire Department

  • Have attended Preparation for Initial Company Officers (PICO)



    Course materials can be obtained by calling a FFTD Region Supervisor



    Issued by the Instructor

    Written Test:

    No State Test

    Practical Test:

    No State Test


To Schedule a Course:  SMOKE