STICO 5/18 + 5/19

May 18 - 19, 2013
The Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by Company Officer's to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
Students completing this course will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose and use of the Communications Model and the Quick Access Prefire Plan (QAP) in tactical operations at fire incident
  • Define the relationship between incident priorities, strategy, tactics, and implementation in the Command Sequence
  • Select the appropriate strategic mode based upon consideration of risk/benefit and available resources
  • Describe the six steps required to implement the Tactical Action Model and the factors on which apparatus placement is based
  • Select appropriate ventilation tactics
  • Select appropriate rescue tactics and develop a rescue action plan
  • identify and explain the actions required to support fire confinement and extinguishment activities
  •  Select and deploy the appropriate hose lines to accomplish fire confinement and extinguishment
  • Describe the correct procedures for deployment of a hose line from a standpipe system
  • Identify tactical considerations for providing a water supply to meet incident needs
  • Identify principles and tactics for establishing water supplies from municipal sources, static sources, and portable sources, for protecting exposures, for achieving salvage, and for achieving overhaul
  • Identify the special construction factors of single-family dwellings involved in fire
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the Communications Model
  • determine appropriate strategy, select correct tactics, and operate within an appropriate Incident Command System (ICS) organization at a fire in a single-family dwelling