INTRODUCTION TO WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR
This course will also include
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
• Securing the Control Line
• Use of Maps
• Hazardous Materials
• Standards for Survival
• Describe the principles of safety on a wildland fire.
• Demonstrate the principles of effective wildland firefighting.
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
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
• 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.