Thursday, December 18, 2014

Training Opportunity: Jan 6-8, 2015 FEMA Field Force Command and Planning course in Baltimore, MD

Field Force Command and Planning

FFC / MGT-300

This course is offered as part of:

Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Management and Law Enforcement


The Field Force Command and Planning training program is a three-day course that prepares the management level student to serve as a member of an incident management team during a civil action or disorder. The course provides instruction on incident management, incorporating preplanning considerations and other responsibilities of management level responders. Students are trained on how to develop a local Incident Action Plan (IAP) for a civil action or disorder and implement response actions from the management level. The course culminates with an application-level tabletop exercise in which students use knowledge and skills developed in the previous sessions to plan for and command resources at the incident site.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
  • Determining assets required for controlling a civil action/disorder and establishing objectives for operational and support elements
  • Developing comprehensive strategic and tactical plans for an organization preparing for special events, civil disorders, and public assemblies
  • Identifying demonstrator tactics and techniques used during civil disorder events
  • Applying legal principles and applicable case and statutory law to individual positions and the department’s mission
  • Explaining the use of team tactics to mitigate protester actions during a civil disorder event
  • Recognizing differences between various Riot Control Agents (RCA) and Less Lethal Munitions (LLM) and determining proper use based on their potential liabilities and limitations
  • Defining the four levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to include the advantages and disadvantages of each level

Course Length

3.0 days

Course Code


Continuing Education Credits

  • The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 2.4 CEUs for this program.
  • Police Officer Standards and Training (POST; approved per state): 24
Additional Requirements

To attend the FFC course, candidates must have successfully completed the IS-700.aNational Incident Management System (NIMS): An Introduction course offered by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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