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2012 Training Schedule

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Student Roster

Please submit an electronic NWCG nomination form to course coordinator.

Course Dates:
June 4th - June 8th, 2012

Location:
Central Zone Fire Office
0150 County Road 365
Rifle, CO 81650

Course Coordinator:
John Norton-Jensen
970-625-2872
jfnortonjensen@fs.fed.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-130/S-190

FIREFIGHTING TRAINING
&
INTRODUCTION TO WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR

This course will also include S-110, S-134, L-180 , and
I-100

S-130
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
S-130 is a 32 hour field course providing entry-level firefighting skills. This course may also serve as refresher training for returnees and as a means of testing personnel with undocumented prior experience. Topics include:
• Safety Orientation
• Firefighter Preparedness
• Tools and Equipment
• Firing Devices
• Use of Water
• Suppression
• Securing the Control Line
• Use of Maps
• Scouting
• Hazardous Materials
• Standards for Survival

OBJECTIVES :
• Describe the principles of safety on a wildland fire.
• Demonstrate the principles of effective wildland firefighting.

TARGET GROUP:
Entry-level firefighters.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:
None


S-190
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
S-190 is a 6 hour course providing instruction in the primary environmental factors that affect the start and spread of wildfire, and recognition of potentially hazardous situations.
This course can be taught in conjunction with or prior to Firefighting Training, S-130. This course is also suitable for experienced personnel requiring refresher training.

OBJECTIVES:
• Identify environmental factors of wildland fire behavior affecting the start and spread of wildland fire.
• Identify the three sides of the “fire triangle.”
• Recognize situations that indicate problem or extreme wildland fire behavior.

TARGET GROUP:
Entry-level firefighters.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:
None