The course provides students with the skills to perform as an expanded dispatch recorder (EDRC). Topics include: the structure of the expanded dispatch organization, description of resource ordering and statusing process, and the importance of the EDRC having effective communication skills and working relationships. The final is a 4-hour, scenario-based exercise where students will complete resource order forms based on timed inputs and supplemental handouts. There is a Reference Guide at the end of Unit 3 that contains reference documents for students to use during the course and when on assignment. The course gives a very general overview of Resource Ordering and Statusing System (ROSS) - it does not teach students how to use ROSS.
Pre-Course Work: No
This is a skill course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with engine boss, single resource (ENGB). Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire sizeup considerations, tactics, and wildland/urban interface.
Prerequisites:Qualified as a firefighter type 1 (FFT1).
Successful completion of Crew Boss, Single Resource (S-230) (instructor led or blended delivery).