8-HOUR ON-SCENE INCIDENT COMMANDER

COURSE REGULATION

29 CFR 1910.120

  • (q)(6): Training: Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs:

  • (q)(6)(v): On scene incident commander: Incident commanders, who will assume control of the incident scene beyond the first responder awareness level, shall receive at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in specific areas (q)(6)(v)(A) – (q)(6)(v)(F) and the employer shall so certify.


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