Command Training Center (CTC):The Ultimate in Firefighter Survival

The CTC provides training for emergency managers by creating realistic emergencies using computer simulation. The primary mission of the CTC is to increase the survivability of Utah's responders during emergencies by preparing Incident Commanders for the diverse and highly dynamic operational environments they could encounter. Although the CTC will offer training in many disciplines of emergency response, its primary focus will be fireground operations.

 

Course Name CTC Phase I
Designed For Phase I is designed for company and chief officers.
Course Length Two days - 4 hours of lecture and 12 hours of simulation based training
Delivery Type -The online component has seven modules including a tour and tutorial,FEMA’s IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, risk management,
initial arriving company
operations, and basic tactical considerations.

-The classroom component reviews critical information from the onlinecomponent, multiple exercises that allow the students
to practice skills learned
online, and simulations that allow students to apply new skills to emergency operations.
Course Description Phase I training concentrates on residential structures utilizing first alarm assignments. There is an online component where students are introduced to the basics of incident management including risk management, initial reporting, firefighter
accountability, communications, tactics, and operating in the correct strategy. The online component is followed by 16 hours
in the CTC managing structure fires. Phase I is intended for company officers, those who would “act in” as a company officer,
and chief officers.

Course Name CTC Phase II 
Designed For Phase II is designed for chief officers and/or company officers that would retain
command at a small commercial structure fire.
Course Length Two days – 2 hours of lecture and 14 hours of simulation based training
Delivery Type -The online component
-The classroom component
Course Description Phase II training concentrates on small commercial occupancies and strip malls using first and second alarm assignments.
There is an online component that builds on lessons learned in Phase I. There is an emphasis on building construction and firefighter accountability. The online component is followed by 16 hours in the CTC managing structure fires. Phase II is
intended for chief officers or company officers that would be required to manage a commercial structure fire.
Prerequisites Students must complete Phase I training to be eligible for Phase II.                      

Course Name CTC Phase III
Designed For Phase III is designed for chief officers and is still in the development stage and will be available in 2014                
Course Length Three days - tentative
Delivery Type -The online component
-The classroom component will be 3 days.
Course Description Phase III concentrates on large commercial structures using up to third and forth alarm assignments. There will be an online component followed by time in the CTC managing large commercial structure fires. Phase III is intended for chief officers.
Prerequisites Phase III will require that the students have completed IS 300 and have aworking knowledge of unified command. Students must complete Phase II training to be eligible for Phase III.

Course Name CTC Phase IV
Designed For Phase IV is designed for chief officers and is still in the planning stage.
Course Length Two days – tentative. Based on menu options selected
Delivery Type -The online component
-The classroom component
Course Description This phase will have multiple “stand-alone” modules for specific types ofincidents. The types of incidents identified at this time will be:
            -High Rise               -Multi-Casualty               -Hazardous Materials               -Elderly Care
Departments will select from a menu based on the above examples
Prerequisites Students must complete phase III training to be eligible for phase IV. IS 400