This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. With the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that CO’s be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the Initial Incident Commander, the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System organization. CO’s need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position that they are assigned to, and the role in the organization if they are function effectively and halp make the system work.