Classroom Day 1


Command Under Fire

This class is designed to teach and challenge the new company officer.
During this program we will discuss what it takes to be a good Incident Commander. This class
will show you what traits help to run a successful incident and how to get the most out of your
people. We will review the basics of officer development. On-scene reports, tactical
considerations and assigning tasks to personnel are just a few. This class is lecture style, with
interactive action based scenarios that are done in the class room. Scenarios are run using
portable radios and using a state of the art simulation program, while the other portion will be
run using a command board for tracking purposes, teaching students how to document the
incident while tracking at the same time.

Your Instructor

David Polikoff

David Polikoff has been in the fire service for over 30 years. He is currently a career
Battalion Chief with the Montgomery County Fire/Rescue Service in Montgomery County MD, as well as
a volunteer Firefighter and Life Member with the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department Sta. 33. He is
currently a member with the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Department in Sykesville Maryland. Dave is also a
state certified instructor, where he adjunct instructs at his department's training academy, as well as
travels all over the country teaching truck company operations as well as command programs. He is a
previous MAFFC presenter of both classroom and HOT programs.