Simulation-Based Training for Command Post Personnel

TUITION:      $200.00

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division is offering a (3) three day “Simulation-Based Training for Command Post Personnel Course” from  Wednesday, January 5, 2022 to Friday, January 7, 2022.  The training will take place at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue Meriden, CT from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.  The course will be presented by BOWMAC Educational Services/RSI, Inc. 

This course, which is designed for agency administrators, managers and supervisors will strengthen response capabilities and address issues of Unified Command.  This course will cement the Multi-Jurisdictional, Multi-Disciplinary aspects of the implementation of Unified Command that are needed and required in larger, regional events. 

This is a management level course designed to provide the training necessary to develop plans, policies and procedures to manage the response to any type of critical incident in the participants’ jurisdictions.  The course offers a unique blend of classroom presentations, case studies, and practical exercises on a (96) ninety-six square foot model city.  It addresses, in detail, the considerations required to identify and address in a jurisdictions’ plans for an all-hazards response to a critical incident and how to effectively integrate ICS/NIMS and Unified Command principles to that local response. 

This course will be open to include (approximately 1/3 of the seats) Fire, EMS, Municipal Officials, and State Emergency Management personnel.  These are the responders that work together at these types of events/incidents.  Multiple disciplines from the same municipality welcomed and encouraged.

Day One:

  • Course Introduction
  • Categories and Types of Critical Instances
  • Critical Incident Common Issues
  • Case Study
    • The Columbine Incident
  • Introduction and Response Plan
  • Incident Characteristics
  • Response Stage – Crisis Phase
  • Nature of Critical Incidents
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Role and Responsibility of First Responding Supervisor in Crisis Phase
    • Seven Critical Tasks
  • Exercise
    • The Belvedere Incident

Day Two:

  • World Trade Center Analysis: 9/11 Commission Recommendations
  • Evacuations
  • CIMS Chart
    • Scene Management
    • Executive Management
    • Resolution and Mitigation Phases
  • Case Study
    • Managing Terrorism Incidents
    • Using ICS for WMD Incidents
  • History and Development of the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Case Study
    • Fairfield University Hostage Incident
  • Case Study
    • The Philadelphia M.O.V.E. Incident

Day Three:

  • Command Post Exercise and Debrief
  • Exercise 1
    • Using ICS for a Planned Event
  • Exercise 2
    • Command Post Simulation
  • Exercise 3
    • Command Post Debrief
  • Program Review & Evaluation
  • Case Study
    • ODP – Managing Terrorism Incidents, Using Unified Command for WMD Incidents

The class is limited to (34) attendees.  Please complete a registration form from the web and fax it [(203) 238-6119] or email it to Barbara Fullenwiley at by Friday, December 10, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact the Field Services Division at 203-427-2622.

Students successfully completing the course will receive Review Training Credit in the following areas:

  • Area:  626 Critical Incident Management   (10hrs)
  • Area:  709 Crisis Decision Making              (7hrs)
  • Area:  904 Planning and Development       (4hrs)

Lunch may be purchased at nearby restaurants.  Proper, professional business attire required.

DISCLAIMER:  The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers and agencies.  However, POSTC does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service training programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers.  The materials and opinions of individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the State of Connecticut.  Given the multitude of disparate factual scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agencies are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific measures discussed or recommended during in-service training sessions.