ITAC Articles

Articles by Mark Emery on fire incident command, incident commander responsibilities

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Recently Added

New Truss Truce, Part 1 (February 2010)
New Truss Truce, Part 2 (April 2010)
New Behold the Beam, Part 1 (July 2010)
New Behold the Beam, Part 2 (August 2010)
New Operatations Overkill (March 2006)
New ITAC Part-One (March 2011)
New ITAC Part-Two (July 2011)
New ITAC Part-Three (August 2011)
New First Due Strategic Responsibilities, Part 2
New First Due Strategic Responsibilities. Part 1
New First Due Strategic Responsibilities. Part 3


New
Anatomy & Physiology of Structural Fireground, Part 1 (July 2009)

New Anatomy & Physiology of Structural Fireground, Part 2 (August 2009)

New Anatomy & Physiology of Structural Fireground, Part 3 (Sept. 2009)

The Ten Command-ments

Command-ment 1: Thou Shalt Have One Competent Incident Commander

Command-ment 2: Thou Shall Maintain Teams of at Least Two Personnel

Command-ment 3: Thou shall identify, factor and monitor three situations that kill firefighters

Command-ment 4: Thou shall ensure that four sides are seen and compared

Command-ment 5: Thou shall not exceed a span of control of five

Command-ment 6: Thou shall operate within one of six operational modes

Command-ment 7: Thou Shall Complete the Seven-Step Action Plan Process

Command-ment 8: Thou Shall Ensure That Eight Assignments Are Made Early

Command-ment 9: Thou shall address three strategic priorities by supervising NINE primary phase tactical objectives

Command-ment 10: Thou shall evaluate the situation, mode and plan every TEN minutes

The Fire Service Pyramid of Success

The Fire Service Pyramid of Success - Part 1: Meet John Wooden and his Pyramid of Success

The Fire Service Pyramid of Success - Part 2: Establishing a Foundation for Personal and Professional Excellence

The Fire Service Pyramid of Success - Part 3: The Character Level

The Fire Service Pyramid of Success - Part 4: Heart of the Pyramid: Condition, Skill and Team Spirit

The Fire Service Pyramid of Success - Part 5: Leadership and a Legacy of Professional Excellence

The Fire Service Pyramid of Success PowerPoint Presentation

Other Articles

The Contemporary Fireground

Grading the Fireground on a Curve

13 Fireground Indiscretions: Read This Article If You Don’t Want To Kill a Firefighter