Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Course Hours: 16.0 Hours

Course Description

The Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (formerly Managing Company Tactical Operations: Tactics) curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations. The curriculum consists of three separate and independent courses: MCTO: Preparation; MCTO: Decision making; and Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO). STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. Students completing this course will be able to explain the purpose and use of the Communications Model and the Quick Access Prefire Plan (QAP) in tactical operations at fire incidents; define the relationship between incident priorities, strategy, tactics, and implementation in the Command Sequence.

Who Should Attend

The primary target for the "Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations" (STICO) course is: Newly Promoted CO's; Excellent review for experienced CO's; Firefighters who may have acting CO responsibilities; Firefighters who want to become CO's

Special Notes

The National Fire Academy does not utilize Social Security Numbers on their registration form; this form is in addition to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center application process. The NFA form will be completed on the first day of the course. Students must provide the Student Identification Number on the first day of the course. What this means to you: This number is used in place of a Social Security Number and is obtained through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Applications for NFA courses that do not include a SID will not be processed, failure to provide the SID will result in the student not receiving credit for the course. To obtain a SID: 1. Register at 2. Select "Need a FEMA SID?" on the right side of the screen. 3. Follow the instructions to create your account. 4. You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location. Use the SID in place of the SSN on the General Admissions Application Form (FEMA Form 119-25-1) and General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2).

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
08/29/2022 08/30/2022 Gordon County Fire Rescue 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAT22569 Register
08/31/2022 09/01/2022 Effingham County Fire Rescue 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAT22499 Register
09/24/2022 09/25/2022 Long County Fire Department Fire Station 5 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAT22662 Register
10/11/2022 10/12/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAA22691 Register
11/07/2022 11/08/2022 Douglas County Fire Dept 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAT22763 Register