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Command Sequence

1. Incident Priorities

2. Size up

3. Strategic goals

4. Tactical objectives


There are the first thing that an incident commander should consider and they must be continually evaluate it throughout the incident?

Incident priorities


3 categories of Incident priorities?

1. Life Safety
2. Incident stabilization
3. Property conservation


Is the group of activities which reduce the threat of injury.

Life Safety

1st Priority (incident priorities)

Search activities might include evacuation limiting exposure to the situation or simply requiring for protective gear

EMS as well as civilians


This group of activities is designed to stop the forward progress of the incident

Means to stop further damage or Danger at a fire

Incident stability

2nd priority (incident priorities)

This might include aggressive interior attacks ventilation efforts or exposure protection


These are the efforts that reduce the long-term economic and social impact of the incident

Property Conservation

Priority #3 (incident priorities)

Salvage and cleanup

This might range from a simple salvage cover over furniture to a major hazmat cleanup


Size Up

The second level of the Command Sequence

The first step in solving any problem is the information gathering.

The second step is evaluating the information to determine how this information influences the situation.

Size up is the rapid mental evaluation of the factors that influence an incident


What is the Continual process which begins long before an incident occurs and continues long after property conservation efforts are complete

Size Up


What is the Second level in the command sequence?

Size Up


What is the third Level in the Command sequence?

Strategic goals


Since size up is the information phase of the incident the next step should be that of applying the information to determine the desired results of the operation.

What is that next step?

Strategic Goals


When strategic goals are considered in relation to incident priorities they can also be prioritized as?

a. Rescue
b. Exposure protection
c. Confinement
d. Extinguishment
e. Overhaul


Strategic Goals

Incident priorities determine strategic goals and strategic goals satisfy incident priorities


Fourth level of the Command Sequence

Tactical objectives


What are the specific actions carried out to accomplish a strategic goal?

Tactical objectives


Tactical objectives

Tactical objectives must be specific as well as measurable

Example horizontal ventilate second floor, ladder second floor to gain access and search. Or ventilate the roof over fire.

Strategic goals can be considered as the incident problems while tactical objectives can be considered as solutions to those problems