Developing and Communicating Command Direction

Course Overview

EMSI’s Developing and Communicating Command Direction course focuses on the essential elements of Command Direction required to facilitate effective incident management and successfully communicating this direction to subordinates.

Specific Course Topics

  • Size-Up and Assessment
  • Command/Leader’s Intent
  • Key Decisions
  • Priorities
  • Incident Objectives
  • Potential Limitations and Constraints
  • Staff Assignment
  • Incident Specific Operating Procedures
  • Command & General Staff Meeting
  • IAP Review and Approval
  • Operations Briefing
  • Performance Assessment
  • Operational Effectiveness

Target Audience

Incident Commanders


One Day (8 hours)

Pre-requisite (recommended)

  • ICS-300
  • Incident Commander Training