S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighting Training
An introductory course designed to train entry-level firefighters.
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.