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NIMS - Incident Command System for the Fire Service(Prerequisite for Company Officer)

Course Description:
This course is designed to meet the needs of Fire Fighters and Fire Officers who have responsibilities to deploy, implement, and/or function within an Incident Command System (ICS).  This program addresses the need for an incident management system.  It provides an overview of the structure, how ICS can be expanded for the nature of the incident and  addresses command skills needed by Fire Fighters and Fire Officers on the effective use of ICS guidelines, and includes scenario practice on how to apply ICS.

Course Name:

NIMS - ICS for the Fire Service





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Student Manuals:

NIMS-Incident Command System for the Fire Service


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Student Prerequisites:

  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Member of an organized Michigan Fire Department or a pre-service student registered through a recognized College or University based Regional Training Center.

Explorer and Cadet Exceptions:
Individuals sponsored by a fire department cadet program or fire department Boy Scouts of America Explorer Program. (must have a copy of governmental resolution on file with the MFFTC).
(a)  Department cadets and explorer scouts must be 16 to 17 years 
      of age (no exceptions).
(b)  18 years of age or over do not qualify for cadet or explorer 


Quiz: Yes

Written Test: None

Practical Test: None


To schedule this course, the following forms must be completed and submitted to the appropriate Region Supervisor. Attention must be given to the instructions included with each form for proper submission. 
Title Description
IMS Course Application
BCCFS-104 Video Schedule


Instructor List 

Instructor list for the NIMS - ICS for the Fire Service Course. Please address all questions to the appropriate Region Supervisor

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