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Because when a critical incident occurs, we'll all have to work together.


Our most popular simulation-based training for command post personnel. There is no time when agency command officers and response and support system managers are more severely tested or when their actions come under closer scrutiny than in the aftermath of a community-wide critical incident.

Traditionally we have trained in separate silos. Police with police, fire with fire, EMS and other medical personnel with their counterparts, etc. Yet when an incident occurs, we all have to work together. This is the perfect opportunity to bring together in a realistic environment all segments of the community: schools, hospitals, elected and appointed officials, police and fire command.

This is a fast-paced 3-day course that utilizes our simulation-based training.


The course utilizes the National Incident Management System (NIMS/ICS) to build an effective Decision Making Team to bring about a successful resolution to the event. Interaction through unified command with fire, emergency medical services, as well as units of government, provide key decision makers with a framework in which to evaluate their community’s readiness for a major incident.


During the exercises, the availability of community resources such as medical treatment capacity, mutual aid compacts, etc. are tested.


  • This program represents a combination of classroom instruction & practical hands-on scenarios utilizing simulation exercises, which offer the participant the opportunity to manage several types of critical incidents utilizing an all-hazards approach.

  • Participants will assess their individual & team performance during the simulation.

  • Our emphasis has always been on the ability to use incident command principles & function in a multi-disciplinary unified command post, rather than to memorize position titles & pass a test.


As in all our critical incident management programs, exercises will be conducted on a 96-square foot Model City™ simulator. As part of your training experience, this elaborate simulation system will be transported and provided for your use at your training site. Use of the simulator provides command personnel the opportunity to get a field perspective while simultaneously performing their regular command and control function.


34 students


The following prerequisites apply to personnel attending this course:

  • Actively employed or volunteer member of a public safety agency, emergency management agency or private industry emergency responders.

  • Required prerequisites must be verified by the participant’s agency at the time of application.



3 consecutive days (24 hours)


  • Law enforcement

  • Fire service

  • Emergency management

  • Emergency medical services hazardous materials responders

  • Any personnel, who, by nature of their employment, who may have an assigned a role in or required to support a command post during an incident

  • Private industry leaders & emergency managers

BowMac's Command Post Course

BowMac's Command Post Course

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