NWCG Course Descriptions

S-130/S-190/I-100-Training & Wildland Fire Behavior

An introductory course designed to train entry-level firefighters, and  refresh structural and wildland firefighters. You will gain knowledge of the  basic incident management organization, firefighting techniques, suppression  equipment, safety, strategy/tactics, and fire behavior. Weather permitting,  field exercises will be held for valuable hands-on-training. Length 32 hours

S-131-Advanced Firefighter Training

A new course designed to meet the training needs of both advanced  firefighter/squad (FFT-1) and incident commander type 5 (ICT5). The course is  interactive, and contains several exercises encouraging group and class  discussion. Course provides a comprehensive review of the Fireline Handbook.  Training also included strategy, tactics, and safety with group exercises.  Length 8 hours.

Prerequisites: S-130/190.

S-200-Initial Attack Incident Commander

This course is designed to meet the training needs of an IC-4. The subjects  covered include incident size-up, deploying and ordering suppression resources,  mop-up techniques, communications, and administrative duties. Length 16  hours

Prerequisites: S-130/190

S-211-Portable Pumps

This course is designed to give trainees practical knowledge and applications  skills of portable pump operations. Field exercises require the trainee to set  up and operate portable pumps typically used in the local area. Length 24  hours

Prerequisites: S130/190

S-212-Wildfire Powersaws

This course has been designed to train students in the use of power saws and  techniques in order to ultimately prepare them as a power saw operator on an  incident. The course will cover duties and responsibilities of a saw operator,  parts and maintenance of the chain saw, applications, safety and evaluation.  Length 24 hours

Prerequisites: S-130/190

S-215 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface

This course is designed to assist initial attack incident commanders and  company officers in confronting wildland fires that threaten life, property, and  improvements. Length 28 hours.

Prerequisites: S/130/S-190

S-230-Single Resource Boss

This course is designed to meet the training needs of a single resource boss  on an incident. The main focus is on the crew boss position. Units include  preparation, mobilization, tactics & safety, off-line duties,  demobilization, and post incident responsibilities. Length 24 hours

Prerequisites: S-130, S-190, S-131, S-290

S-232 Dozer Boss

This course is designed to meet training recommended for the dozer boss on a  wildland fire incident. Students will be taught to ensure that a dozer has been  properly inspected and signed up, ensure a dozer operator is qualified and  signed up, determine the capabilities and limitations of the dozer and operator  to perform an assignment; and the actions to complete an assignment. Length 16  hours

Prerequisites: S-130/S190/S-131/S-230/S-290

S-233-Tractor Plow Boss

The course emphasizes tractor/plow safety and tactics using simulated  wildland fire exercises. The students should be skilled tractor/plow operators.  Length 12 hours.

Prerequisites: S-290/ S-230.

S-234-Ignition Operations

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge/skill  necessary to perform the job as ignition specialist. Students will identify  resources needed to successfully conduct an ignition operation, develop an  ignition plan demonstrating the knowledge of fire behavior, fire techniques,  holding, and hazards, and to implement an ignition operation with emphasis on  safety. Length 32 hours

Prerequisites: S-130/190, S-131, S-290

S-260-Incident Business Management

Discusses business management principles associated with incidents. Course  includes: employee responsibilities and conduct, recruitment personnel time  recording; pay and commissary, correct reporting procedures for injuries,  procurement and equipment time recording; property documentation, cooperative  agreements with other agencies, and claims/accident investigations. Length 16  hours.

Prerequisites: S130/190, S-131

S-270-Basic Air Operations

This course covers the uses of aircraft and the safe and proper conduct  around aircraft. Other topics covered are management policy, regulations and  procedures governing operations, tactical and logistical uses of aircraft, and  specifications for helicopter landing areas. Length 16 hrs.

Prerequisites: S-130/190, S-131

S-271-Interagency Helicopter Training

This is a classroom/field course providing students proficiency in the  tactical and logistical uses of helicopters. Topics include safety, PPE,  capabilities, limitations, load calculations, helicopter makes and models,  landing areas, fueling, contract administration, cargo transport, and  helibase/helispot organization and operations. Length 32 hours.

Prerequisites: S-130/190

S-273-Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEAT)

This course is designed primarily to train individuals in the skills  necessary to perform at the SEMG level in situations ranging from the simple to  the highly complex operations. Length 40 hours

Prerequisites: S-270

S-290-Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

This skills course is designed to instruct prospective fire line supervisors  in wildland fire behavior for effective and safe fire management operations.  Length 32 hours.

Prerequisites: S-130/190

I-200-Basic Incident Command System

This basic course introduces students to the principles associated with ICS,  including organization, facilities, resource terminology, and common  responsibilities associated with incident or event assignments. Length 12  hours

Prerequisites: S-130/190

I-300-Intermediate ICS

This course expands on Basic ICS (I-200), providing additional detail of the  organization and operations of ICS. Also includes management of resources,  description of all position duties and examples of essential principles used in  incident planning. Length 24 hours

Prerequisites: I-200. Personnel assigned to ICS supervisory positions.

L-280-Followership to Leadership

This course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals  preparing to step into a leadership role. The course includes one day of  classroom instruction and one day in the field working through a series of  problem solving events in small teams. Topics include: Leadership values, team  cohesion factors, and ethical decision-making. Length 16 hours

FI210-Wildfire Origin & Cause Determination

This course will prepare the trainee to conduct investigations after a  wildfire. Course teaches what the investigator must look for in determining  origins and causes. Type III ICs, Prevention Specialists and Law Enforcement  Rangers should take this course. Length 36 hours plus prework.

D-110-Dispatch Recorder/ROSS Refresher

This course is designed to train potential dispatch recorders on the  structure of an expanded dispatch organization. It provides the student with a  working knowledge along with the purpose and process of completing the resource  order and other dispatch forms. Length 16 hours.

Prerequisites: S130/190