The Blue Card Incident Command Certification Program has been developed by Alan, John and Nick Brunacini to first instruct and then certify fire officers who serve in the role of Incident Commander or as a member of an Incident Management Team (IMT). Through the program fire officers become certified to supervise and manage emergency and hazard zone operations for everyday, local "National Incident Management System" Type 4 and Type 5 events, which account for more than 99 percent of all fire department response activity. This program teaches officers how to command everyday incidents so when a major event happens they know how to react effectively.
Blue Card is a blended course experience that incorporates 50 hours of online instruction with three days of classroom simulation training. Offered through Global Risk Innovations, the Blue Card Command Certification Program is a training and certification solution that teaches Incident Commanders and other officers how to standardize local incident operations across their organization. The program uses a combination of online and in-class simulation training which results in an Incident Command solution.
The training is based on retired Fire Chief Alan Brunacini's "Fire Command" book, which has been used globally in the Fire Service for over 30 years. Until the advent of Blue Card there has not been a curriculum or standard for Incident Command in the Hazard Zone.
To the best of our knowledge Glen Sanders, President of FireWise Consulting Ltd., is the first certified Blue Card instructor/evaluator in Western Canada. For more information about the program please follow the links below: