The rural incident commander faces many challenges within the first 10 minutes on an emergency scene. Responding to fire and other emergency incidents in rural areas vastly differ from those in the urban environment. Low manpower, limited resources, and the need for efficient tactics are some of the challenges faced by the incident commander. Over the next 90 minutes, the attendee will embark on a journey as an incident commander in a rural environment. During the journey the attendee will see the similarities and differences between rural, suburban, and urban firefighting from the viewpoint of the incident commander. The attendee will then be able to navigate the challenges that a rural incited commander may face.