FIRE 111 : Tactical Decision Simulations

Transcript title

Tactical Decision Simulations



Grade mode

Pass/No Pass grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Other hours



FIRE 100.


Uses simulations of specific problem situations to learn and apply tactical decision-making skills in the fire environment. Includes anticipating or predicting problem fire behavior during fireline operations, utilizing lookouts, communications, escape routes and safety zones. Upon completion of the course students will receive a Fireline Handbook and Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG). P/NP grading.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify seven environmental factors and their respective indicators of hazardous conditions for fire behavior.
2. Effectively utilize lookouts, communications, escape routes, and safety zones (LCES) during field operations
3. Conduct interactive briefings that address LCES.
4. Demonstrate safe work practices/behaviors as outlined in their LCES contract.

Content outline

• Look Up, Look Down, Look Around
• Tactical considerations for problem fire behavior (7 environmental factors)
• Radio Operations - Programming and Cloning
• Communication Discussions - Past Experiences, good and bad
• Sand Table Briefing and Size-ups
• Focusing on LCES
• LCES Contract
• Common Denominators
• Conduct interactive briefing that address LCES
• Sand Table Exercises
• Medical Emergency - Scenario Exercises
• Hazardous Operations - Scenario Exercises
• Sand Table Exercises
• Class AAR

Required materials

All materials are provided to the student the first class day.

Grading methods

Students are assessed by scenarios and simulation task book and a final exam.

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