Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services

About the Qualifications

This handbook relates to the following qualifications:

Level 3 Award in Initial Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services
Level 4 Award in Intermediate Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services
Level 6 Award in Advanced Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services
Level 7 Award in Strategic Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services

The overall objective for these qualifications is to support the learner to update and continue with professional development, and to develop knowledge and skills relevant to incident command in the fire and rescue services.

The awards enable learners to be ready to work, but not yet competent, in incident command at the appropriate level. The level 3 award prepares the learner to work at the initial level; the level 4 award prepares the learner to work at tactical level; the level 6 award prepares the learner to work at advanced level; the level 7 award prepares the learner to work at strategic level, representing the lead authority and as a supporting authority.

Pre-entry Requirements

Learners must be fully qualified fire fighters and it is envisaged that learners will use these qualifications as a means of:

  1. identifying development needs, and
  2. developing skills that will enable them to extend their current competence
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Replacement of Qualifications

These qualifications are being replaced and therefore no further learners can be registered after 30 November 2017. All certifications of learners already registered on the qualifications must be complete by 30 November 2018.

Details of the replacement qualifications are now available on the website.

If you are interested in these qualifications please contact the team on 0114 284 1970 or info@sfjawards.com.