The Blue Card Command Certification Program teaches Incident Commanders and other fire officers how to standardize incident operations.
The first phase of training is a 50-hour online training course through Blue Card. This MUST be completed prior to taking this course.
This is the second phase of training – a 3 day hands on evaluation and certification course.
Upon completion of the online and hands on portion, students become a fully certified Local - Type 4 and 5 Incident Commander. This evaluation consists of running 15-20 fire simulations a day with brief incident reviews conducted between each simulation. This session tests their ability to perform the responsibilities of an:
- Initial On-Scene Officer
- Incident Commander
- Incident Management Team (IMT) Member
- Division/Group Supervisor
- Safety Officer
- Continue, Transfer & Terminate Command