Student Enrollment

FFT2 Class. Rookie Week Basic Entry Level (1st Year Firefighter)

Beginner Firefighter FFT2 Qualification Requirements,

Required Training Includes

  • Basic Firefighter Training:
    • Introduction to ICS (ICS-100)
    • Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180)
    • Firefighter Training (S-130)
    • Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
  • NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700)



RT-130 Class. Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher & WCT Pack Test (Yearly Requirement)

RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher Intent

The intent of RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) is to focus line-going personnel on operations and decision-making issues related to fireline and all-hazard incident safety in order to recognize and mitigate risk, maintain safe and effective practices, and reduce accidents and near misses.

Target Group

RT-130 is required for designated positions in order to maintain currency, for all personnel assigned to positions with fireline duties, and for any position assigned to the fireline for non-suppression tasks.

RT-130 is required for these positions (per PMS 310-1)

Firefighters who receive initial fire training are not required to take RT-130 in the same calendar year.

Hours of attendance requirements for RT-130 are determined by each agency and issued through agency-specific directives systems.

WCT Pack Test




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FFT1 Class. Firefighter Type 1 (Experienced Firefighter) Qualified FFT2

Required Training Includes

  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Firefighter Type 1 (S-131)
  • WCT Pack Test
  • RT-130 Annual Refresher

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) Position Task Book (PMS 311-14)

Note: The Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) PTBs are combined. However, the positions are not combined. The FFT1 tasks are completed only once; additional tasks must be completed to meet the ICT5 level. The FFT1 and ICT5 tasks can be completed simultaneously. The required experience is satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).

ICT5 Class. Incident Commander Type 5 (Information Includes FFT1 Class Inquire Within)

ICT5 Qualification Requirements,

Required Training

  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Firefighter Type 1 (S-131)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) Position Task Book (PMS 311-14)
  • Note: The Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) PTBs are combined. However, the positions are not combined. The FFT1 tasks are completed only once; additional tasks must be completed to meet the ICT5 level. The FFT1 and ICT5 tasks can be completed simultaneously. The required experience is satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).

Physical Fitness Level: Arduous

Duties involve fieldwork requiring physical performance calling for above-average endurance and superior conditioning. These duties may include an occasional demand for extraordinarily strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Requirements include running, walking, climbing, jumping, twisting, bending, and lifting more than 50 pounds; the pace of work typically is set by the emergency situation.

These Positions Maintain Currency For ICT5

  • Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)
  • Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)

ENGB Class. Engine Boss Single Resource SRB Qualified FFT1

ENGB Qualification Requirements,

Includes Required Training

  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Crew Boss (Single Resource) (S-230)
  • Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB) Position Task Book (PMS 311-13)

Physical Fitness Level: Arduous

Duties involve fieldwork requiring physical performance calling for above-average endurance and superior conditioning. These duties may include an occasional demand for extraordinarily strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Requirements include running, walking, climbing, jumping, twisting, bending, and lifting more than 50 pounds; the pace of work typically is set by the emergency situation.

CRWB Class. Crew Boss (Single Resource) SRB Qualified FFT1

CRWB Qualification Requirements,

Includes Required Training

  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Crew Boss (Single Resource) (S-230)
  • Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB) Position Task Book (PMS 311-13)

Physical Fitness Level: Arduous

Duties involve fieldwork requiring physical performance calling for above-average endurance and superior conditioning. These duties may include an occasional demand for extraordinarily strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Requirements include running, walking, climbing, jumping, twisting, bending, and lifting more than 50 pounds; the pace of work typically is set by the emergency situation.

FIRB Class. Firing Boss, (Single Resource) SRB Qualified FFT1

FIRB Qualification Requirements,

Includes Required Training

  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Crew Boss (Single Resource) (S-230)
  • Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)

AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB) Position Task Book (PMS 311-13)

Physical Fitness Level: Moderate

Duties involve fieldwork requiring complete control of all physical faculties and may include considerable walking over irregular ground, standing for long periods of time, lifting 25 to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Occasional demands may be required for moderately strenuous activities in emergencies over long periods. Individuals usually set their own work pace.

S-212, Wildland Fire Chainsaws Qualified FFT1

Career Advancement (Optional Skills Classes)

Description

This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. The course lessons provide introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws, and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations.

Objectives

  • Define and apply chain saw safety standards as required by OSHA and agency handbooks, manuals, directives, and owner’s manuals.
  • Identify and demonstrate basic chain saw operation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and safety features.
  • Demonstrate the tactical application of chain saws in fireline construction and mop up operations.

Target Group

Individuals desiring to be qualified as Basic Faller (FAL3), Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1), Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5), or Felling Boss, Single Resource (FELB).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Qualified as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

S-211, Portable Pumps and Water Use Qualified FFT2

Career Advancement (Optional Skills Classes)

Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to design, setup, operate, troubleshoot, and shut down portable water delivery systems. The focus is on portable pumps – it does not address water delivery for engines. Topics covered include: portable water delivery systems; equipment; roles and responsibilities; and system design and hydraulics. There is also a field exercise where students will apply what they learned in the classroom.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to design, set up, operate, troubleshoot, and shut down portable water delivery systems.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5), or those wanting to learn more about portable pumps and water use.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

None.

S-219, Firing Operations Qualified FFT1

Career Advancement (Optional Skills Classes)

Description

This course was developed using a blended approach to learning. Students are required to complete the online training portion of the course prior to taking the ILT. The course introduces the roles and responsibilities of a Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB), and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage firing operations. The course discusses and illustrates common firing devices and techniques. Although comprehensive in nature, the course work is not a substitute for the dynamic fire environment. The course provides students with important information regarding general tasks required to be successful. Any opportunity to show students a real ignition or demonstrate the use of an actual firing device will assist in transferring these new concepts and skills to the job. There is an optional field day outlined in the course, it is the discretion of the delivery unit to include the field day; however, if logistically feasible it is suggested by NWCG that a field day be conducted.

Objectives

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the FIRB for planning, execution, safety, coordination, and evaluation of an ignition operation on a wildland or prescribed fire.
  • Describe the characteristics, applications, safety and availability of the various firing devices a FIRB has at their disposal.
  • Given a wildland or prescribed scenario, prepare a firing plan and briefing that contains desired fire behavior, firing techniques, required resources, coordination, safety and risk management factors, and communication, to meet specific objectives.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Firing Boss, single resource (FIRB) and Firefighter Type 1 and 2 personnel looking to gain valuable information to conduct or participate in firing operations.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2).

S-215. Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface Qualified FFT1

Career Advancement (Optional Skills Classes)

Description

This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. Instructional units include firefighter safety in the interface, managing human factors in the interface, pre-incident planning, sizeup and initial strategy, structure triage, structure protection overview, tactics in the interface, tactical operations and resource use in the interface, action assessment, plan update, and after action review.

Objectives

  • Operate safely and effectively in a wildland urban interface incident by using situation awareness, performing structure triage, using pre-planning tools, having a basic understanding of fire behavior, and using strategy and tactics unique to the wildland urban interface environment.

Target Group

Designed to assist any emergency responders who will be planning for and making operational decisions during an interface incident. This course is for personnel desiring to be qualified as Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4), Task Force Leader (TFLD), or any Strike Team Leader.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).