S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighting Training

S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighting Training

An introductory course designed to train entry-level firefighters.

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Description

An introductory course designed to train entry-level firefighters. Participants 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. This course encompasses both field and classroom units. Field sessions are not optional.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

• Explain what the LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones) system is and how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders.

• Construct fireline to required standards using various methods.

• Strengthen, reinforce, and use holding actions on a fireline.

• Extinguish the fire with or without the use of water.

• Complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

• Given an assignment in a wildfire environment, describe factors in that environment which could impact safety.