3Ci Industrial Team Leader Syllabus

3Ci Industrial Team Leader Syllabus

3Ci Global Solutions Team Emergency Response Team Leader – Fire Operations

Target Audience

Emergency response team members who will be responsible for supervising others during firefighting operations.


Based on the nature of the course purpose and content, participants must meet the following prerequisite criteria for operational experience and training:

      • Experiences as an emergency response team member

      • Technical proficiency in firefighting operations and use of personal protective equipment (including BA)

      • Technical proficiency in firefighting operations and use of personal protective equipment (including BA) knowledge of the products and processes used at the participant’s facility

Instructional Methods

This course involves interactive lectures, practical demonstrations, case studies, simulations, and exercises on the drill ground.

Class Size and Student/Instructor Ratio

Given the intensive nature of this course and large percentage of application activity provided for the participants, class size is limited to a maximum of 10 with two instructional staff.


5 days. Class start and end time to be determined.

Assessment and Reporting

Formative assessment will include evaluation of individual and small group presentations (i.e. case studies). Summative evaluation will include a written examination and simulation exercise. Each participant will receive a report outlining strengths and potential areas of instructional improvement. Summary data will be provided to the contracting agency.


Participants will be able to develop and implement an initial incident action plan and manage emergency response team resources to successfully mitigate the emergency.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Emergency Response Team Leader – Fire Operations Course, participants will:

      • Recognize the hazards presented by firefighting operations and steps necessary to provide for the safety of team members.

      • Have an effective approach to situation and dynamic risk assessment.

      • Have the knowledge and skill necessary to develop an effective incident action plan for firefighting operations

      • Be able to manage multiple teams engaged in firefighting operations while maintaining accountability for both teams and individuals.

      • Be able to assess the effectiveness of firefighting operations

Day 1:


Introduction: Discussion of course requirements and general philosophy of emergency response operations.

Fire Fundamentals: A re-examination of the fundamentals of fire behaviour from a firefighters perspective. Introduction to compartment fire development including extreme fire behaviour such as flashover, backdraft, fire gas ignition.


BA Control/Accountability: Presentation of the basic concepts of BA control/accountability systems and the concept of air management.

Incident Management: The need for a plan of action and an effective incident management system. Basic concepts of incident command.

Day 2:


The Case Study Method: Presentation on the case study method and a simple case study to develop proficiency in the use of this learning methodology. Assignment of case studies for day 4.

Situational Awareness and the skill of determining tactical plans based on accurate risk assessment: Emergency operations require rapid decision making based on the initial risk assessment. Discussions will focus on decision making principles and tools such as RECEO and PACT.


Strategy and Tactics: Discussion of strategic mode and tactical options for firefighting operations

Rapid Intervention: Overview of the process of rescuing trapped or injured team members. Incident Action Plan: Elements of an effective incident action plan.

Day 3:


Simulations: Simple realistic incident simulations using computer graphics to developing skill and confidence in accurately assessing risk so that the most effective incident action plan can be developed.

Dynamic Risk Assessment: Initial assessment and action plans need to be continually reviewed and decisive action taken to adjust the plan as more information becomes available. Candidates will be taught the skill of “thinking on their feet” and confidently making required changes.

Expanding the Incident Organization: Incident management tools for managing larger incidents


Drill Ground Exercises: Incident management in a realistic context.

Day 4:


Case Study Presentations: Presentation of case studies assigned on Day 1. Identification of key ventilation factors involved in each case.

Crew Resource Management: An introduction to how incident stress can lead to human errors. Covers methods and tools that leaders can use to help them in maintaining situational awareness

Command Presence: Characteristics of effective team leaders and how to maintain a cohesive response operation under difficult circumstances.

Working with Technical Experts: How to integrate external resources into your incident response organization.


Simulations: Incident simulations with increasing complexity to develop confidence and competence.

Drill Ground Exercises: Incident management in a realistic context.

Day 5:


Written Assessment: Final knowledge assessment. Simulations: Assessment center simulations


Simulations: Assessment center simulations Graduation