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. In this session, attendees will embark on a journey as an incident commander in a rural environment. During the journey the attendees will see the similarities and differences between rural, suburban, and urban firefighting from the viewpoint of the incident commander. Attendees will then be able to navigate the challenges that a rural incited commander may face.