Wildland Fire Courses

 

S-130/S-190 Basic Firefighter II
NATR 101

  • January 10, 11, 17, 18, 2015 (Two Weekends) OR
  • April 25, 26 & May 2, 3, 2015 (Two Weekends)
  • Cost $ 240 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
Course includes S-130 Firefighter training, S-190 Introduction to Fire Behavior, and L-180 Human Factors. Fire Shelter as required prior to certification as an entry-level Firefighter (FFT2) Field exercise requires boots and gloves.

S-131 Advanced Fire Fighter Training
NATR 121

  • April 17, 2015
  • Cost $115 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
Additional instruction at the Advanced Firefighter/Squad Boss (FFT1) level including training on tactics and safety. This course is designed to be interactive containing several exercises designed to facilitate group discussion.
PREREQUISITE: S130/190/L180 Qualified firefighter type 2 plus 1 year of actual field experience.

S-200 Initial Attack IC
NATR 109

  • April 9-10, 2015
  • COST: $139 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
This course will provide the individual in charge of the initial attack of small, non-complex fires, the training needed for size-up, deployment of forces, suppression, mop up, communications, and administrative duties.
PREREQUISITES: S-130/190, S-290, S230 Qualified as any single resource boss.

S-215 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface
NATR 116

  • April 13-15, 2015
  • COST: $239 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
Meets training needs for initial attack incident commanders and company officers confronting wildland fire threatening life, property, and improvements. Units include: size-up, initial strategy and action plan, structure triage, tactics, action plan assessment, public relations and followup and safety.
PREREQUISITES: S-130/S-190, S-131 Qualified as firefighter type 1

S-230 Crew Boss - Single Resource
NATR 115

  • February 23-25, 2015
  • COST: $199 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
The S-230 is designed to meet the training needs of a crew boss on a wildland fire incident. Topics include: preparation, mobilization, tactics and safety, off line duties and demobilization.
PREREQUISITES: S-290 Required, S-130/190, Qualified FFT1

S-231 Engine Boss - Single Resource
NATR 117

  • February 26-27, 2015
  • COST: $149 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
S-231 is an interactive course that provides examples and exercises specific to wildland fire suppression. PREREQUISITES: S-130/190, S-230, S-290, Qualfied FFT 1

S-270 Basic Air Operations
NATR 108

  • February 9-10, 2015
  • COST: $139 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
This course provides the trainee a survey of uses of aircraft in fire suppression and provides trained instruction on how to conduct themselves in and around aircraft.
PREREQUISITES: S-130/190

L-280 Followership to Leadership
NATR 102

  • March 30-31, 2015
  • COST: $139 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
This training course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. The course combines one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day in the field with students working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course).
PREREQUISITES: L-180, experience on incident assignments in operations or support functions.

S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior
NATR 104

  • January 26-29, 2015
  • COST: $250 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
S-290 is designed to meet training requirements to work in the ICS Operations Section as a Single Resource Boss. Course will instruct prospective fireline supervisors in wildland fire behavior for effective and safe fire management operations. Weather portion taught by meteorologist.
PREREQUISITES: S-130/190, plus one year experience recommended.

 

S-212 Wildfire Power Saws
NATR 202

  • May May 29-31, 2015
  • COST: $ 220 per person

Wildland Fire Chain Saws, S-212, 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. ** Successful completion for entry level. Does not constitute certified Faller designation. Students will be required to provide the following:
* Chainsaw-Gloves-Boots-Hard Hat-Safety Goggles-Chaps
PREREQUISITES; Qualified FFT2, current certification in Basic First Aid and CPR.

 

S-330 Task Force/Strike Team Leader
NATR 123

  • March 16-18, 2015
  • COST: $ 250 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
This course meets the training requirements for Task Force and Strike Team Leader positions. The class is open to Single Resource Bosses and Initial Attack Incident Commanders.
PREREQUISITES: S-290, S-230 and S-390, Qualified Single Resource Boss

S-390 Fire Behavior Calculations
NATR 122

  • March 9-12, 2015
  • COST: $265 per person

*A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class.
This course instructs trainees in fire behavior calculations with emphasis on the use of nomograms in assessment or potential for extreme fire conditions. Key topics include: evaluation and input of fireline data to calculate fire behavior for rate of spread, fire intensity, flame length, maximum spotting distances and safe control tactics. Must be Single Resource Boss qualified.
PREREQUISITES: S-290, S-230, Qualified Single Resource Boss

RT-130 Annual Refresher Course
NATR 0917

  • (1) February 21, 2015
  • (2) March 15, 2015
  • (3) April 11, 2015
  • (4) May 16, 2015

COST: $65 per person
Refresh skills in applying the risk management process and rules of engagement to recognize and mitigate hazards in their work environment. Updates on current issues and fire shelter deployment practice.

M-410 Facilitative Instructor
March 2-6, 2015
(Must have minimum 15 students) 

  • COST: $550 per person

This 40-hour course trains existing and potential instructors on how to prepare and present effective training programs. Key areas include written performance and instructional objectives, preparation of lesson plans, preparation and operation of audio-visual aids and equipment, various methods of communication, individual and team presentations, management of classroom learning environments and use of testing procedures. Evening break-out sessions and actual classroom demonstrations/presentations are integral parts of this course. 8 -16 hours of pre-work are required. Meets NWCG standards as outlined in the M410 guidelines.

 

S-133 Look Up, Look Down, Look Around
NATR 0916

  • April 3, 2015
  • COST: $50 per person
  • *A minimum of 10 registrants is required for this class

This course is designed to train personnel to identify environmental factors and indicators of hazardous fire conditions.  Learn to implement these indicators into Risk Management efforts. 

NEW COURSES

I200 Basic ICS: For Single Resource & Initial Action Incidents
NATR 0901

  • TBA
  • COST: $130 per person

Introduction to principles of Incident Command System associated with incident related performance.

I300 Intermediate ICS: For Supervisory Roles 
NATR 0901

  • February 20-22, 2015
  • COST: $130 per person

This course provides description and detail of the ICS Organization and operations in Supervisory roles on expanding or Type 3 incidents.