L-180 - Human Factors in the High-Risk Environment
Recommended Audience: All firefighters
Course Description: Entry level human performances skills course designed for team members to be integrated into fully operational teams.
- Situation awareness
- Communication responsibilities
- Barriers to situation awareness
- Decision-making and risk
- Team cohesion
General Course Purpose:
- Establish a cultural expectation of being an operator, as opposed to a follower.
- Create awareness of human performance issues and how they can impact performance as a team member.
- Provide a common interagency vocabulary of human performance.
- Communicate the professional responsibility to address human performance issues while on the job.
Course Goal: Improve awareness and standardized vocabulary of human performance issues so individual operators can integrate more effectively into teams/crews working in dynamic, high-risk environments.
L-280 - Emerging Leader
Recommended Audience: Emerging leaders/squad leaders
Course Description: Introductory leadership course designed as a self-assessment opportunity for qualified junior team members preparing to step into a leadership role.
- Leadership values and principles
- Transition challenges for new leaders
- Situational leadership
- Ethical decision making
General Course Purpose: To make a successful transition from team member to new leader.
- Expose operators to foundational leadership concepts in high-risk work environments.
- Provide operators with small team leadership opportunities to assess themselves regarding how well prepared they are to step into a leadership role.
L-380 - At the Point of the Spear
Recommended Audience: Captain/ LT/ SGT- leaders of established units
Course Description: Leadership skills course that focuses on helping response leaders build more cohesive, adaptive and resilient teams.
- Communicating vision and intent
- Detecting operational error
- Managing stress
- Application of leadership styles
General Course Purpose:
- Teach principles for leading in high-risk and high-stress environments, building team cohesion, and resolving conflicts and problems within the team.
- Reinforce mission-driven operational culture at the team level and to provide a framework from which to launch future organizational development using a mix of theory and classroom and field exercises.
Course Goal: Provide unit supervisors with the tools to build and maintain effective and cohesive crews/teams.
L-481 - Intent into Action
Recommended audience: Battalion Chief/Division Chief/ IMT staff
Course Description: Program offers command teams the skills and tools to build cohesion, adaptiveness and resilience during complex incident planning operations.
- Develop ethos and team culture
- Establish and maintain effective command climate
- Develop and maintain a common operating picture
- Influence the political, social, information and economic elements of the operational environment
Course Goal: Guide the command and general staff as a highly functional and integrated team that can leverage incident management practices to maximum effectiveness.
L-580 - Leadership in Action
Recommended audience: Executive leadership/senior operations
Course Description: Gain and maintain proper attitude to be an effective, strategic leader when faced with a large-scale crisis.
- Apply critical thinking to plan at the strategic level beyond what ICS processes offer now
- Ability to respond, anticipate plan and execute within the strategic, political, social and economic dimensions of the incident while setting conditions for operational and tactical success
- Establish highly effective incident-response structures using decentralized command and control models and intent-based operations
- The group-inner circle needed to make strategic decisions
- Process to generate an effective common operating picture and strategic leader’s intent
- Decentralized network of organizations and people needed to put strategic intent into action