Boise National Forest

within the West Idaho Training Zone

2021-2022 Training Season

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Scheduled Courses

Training alerts will appear as a link under "Course Number" at least 6-8 weeks prior to the course start date and will contain details regarding nomination procedures. Selection memos will be posted approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date (about a week after nominations close). Completion memos will be posted a week following course conclusion. Click on the alert/date link to view the appropriate memo. Any revisions will be followed by an "R".

 Course
 Number
IQCS Session  Course Title  Dates  Location  Coordinator Nominations Due Selection Memo Status
 WCTA
N/A
WCT Administrator Apr 13
1230 hours
Virtual via MS Teams Julia Figgins
208-373-4180
Apr 12
 
RSVP with Coordinator
 Medical
*
Medical Expectations & Field Skills Day Apr 19-20
0830 hours
BLM ISO Conference Rooms (day 1) and Lucky Peak Nursery (day 2) Todd DeMasters
208-830-6283
Please
RSVP
 
RSVP with Coordinator
 RT-219
688
 FS Helicopter Transport of External Cargo Refresher  May 11
 0900 hours
 Lucky Peak Helibase  Jeremy Schwandt
208-373-7278
 
 
Register within IAT
 FI-110
413
Wildland Fire Observataions and Origin Scene Protection for First Responders May 12
0930 hours
Garden Valley Julia Figgins
208-373-4180
May 6
May 11
Nom Form
 RLS
N/A
Initial EVO Proficiency Test May 3
0930 hours
Cascade Reference training alert, required online pre-work prior
Please
RSVP
 
RSVP with Coordinator
 Medical
*
Medical Expectations & Field Skills Day May 17-18
0830 hours
BLM ISO Conference Rooms (day 1) and Lucky Peak Nursery (day 2) Todd DeMasters
208-830-6283
Please
RSVP
 
RSVP with Coordinator
 S-236
TBD
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource May 17-18
0900 hours
Boise BLM/Dispatch, Expanded Conference Room TJ Gholson
208-384-3403
Apr 30
 
Nom Form
 M-410
553
Facilitative Instructor May 16-20 EOC, Cascade Julia Figgins
208-373-4180
Apr 15
Apr 20
 
 SWIFT
*
Southwest Idaho Fire Training
(Basic Fire School, L-280, S-131, S-200, S-211, S-212, S-215, S-219, S-230, S-231, S-270, S-290)
May 23-27 College of Western Idaho, Nampa campus Julia Figgins
208-373-4180
Apr 30
 
Schedule
 S-270
 S-271
1311
1363
Combined Basic Air Operations and Helicopter Crewmember Jun 6-10
Emmett RD, Garden Valley Work Center Julia Figgins
208-373-4180
May 16
May 17
Nom Form
 RT-219
694
FS Helicopter Transport of External Cargo Refresher Jun 10
 0900 hours
Garden Valley Helibase DW Cook
208-462-3320 ext. 7930
Jun 6
 
RSVP with Coordinator
"Location" refers to the geographic location of the course. An asterisk (*) indicates a weekend course.

Quick link to the Payette's Local Training Schedule

Online Training

Title Location
 RT503F, USFS Emergency Vehicle Response Refresher  Online through Coaching Systems, their Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO 3-Fire) course. Reference the training alert for more information
 IS-100.C, Introduction to ICS  Online through FEMA-EMI
 IS-200.C, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents  Online through FEMA-EMI
 IS-700.B, NIMS an Introduction  Online through FEMA-EMI
 IS-701.A, NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course  Online through FEMA-EMI
 IS-800.D, National Response Framework, an Introduction  Online through FEMA-EMI
 L-180, Human Factors on the Fireline  Online through NFA Online in partnership with NWCG Online
 S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation  Online through NFA Online in partnership with NWCG Online
 S-130, Firefighter Training (Blended)  Online through NFA Online in partnership with NWCG Online
 S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior  Online through NFA Online in partnership with NWCG Online
 S-260, Interagency Incident Business Management  Online through NFA Online in partnership with NWCG Online
 S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior  Online through NFA Online in partnership with NWCG Online
 

RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher

Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) is required for those positions identified in the NWCG 310-1. Topics covered are entrapment avoidance, current issues, fire shelter (& conduct/practice "hands-on" deployment), and other hazards & safety issues.


 Host  Dates  Location  Coordinator Remarks
Virtually
and/or
In-Person
Apr 19
 0900 hours
MS Teams or
Boise Expanded Conf. Room
 Julia Figgins
 208-373-4180
Nom Form
D4 - Cascade
Ranger District
Apr 27
 0900 hours
Valley County EOC
Cascade
 Brian Bates
 208-382-7456
RSVP by
Apr 22
D4 - Cascade
Ranger District
May 11
 0900 hours
Valley County EOC
Cascade
 Brian Bates
 208-382-7456
RSVP b
May 6
D5 - Lowman
Ranger District
May 16
 0900 hours
Lowman RD
 Fire Warehouse
 Colin Good
 208-259-3361 x7561
RSVP by
May 11
As of 5/13, Virtually only
and/or In-Person
May 25
 0900 hours
MS Teams or
Boise Expanded Conf. Room
 Julia Figgins
 208-373-4180
Nom Form
D1 - Mountain Home
Ranger District
Jun 10
 0930 hours
Mtn. Home Conference Room
 Ryan Erne
 208-587-7837
RSVP by
Jun 6
 

Work Capacity Test (WCT)



The FS continues to implement the web-based system called eMedical, a secure process to automate and streamline the health screening and medical clearance process for incident qualified employees who are required to take a fitness test. FS employees seeking medical clearance to take the Work Capacity Test (WCT) will use eMedical to initiate the medical clearance process, complete and submit an HSQ form, and if necessary, complete and submit an OF-178 and waiver requests.

WCT Brochure, a tool to inform employees and tentatively selected individuals of fitness expectations, medical screening and testing requirements.

Everyone who takes the WCT at all fitness levels must be pre-approved to test using the new eMedical process. Contact your A/FMO or a HSQ Coordinator for information on how to obtain approval. You must bring your WCT clearance email and your signed Informed Consent form with you on the day of the test.
  • FS Flowchart of Positions, showing the physical fitness level for each position

  •  Host  Dates  Location  Coordinator Status
    SO - Supervisor's Office
    Includes Fire Shelter Deployment
    Apr 8
     1000 hours
    Marianne Williams Park
    3451 E. Barber Valley Drive
    Off of Parkcenter Blvd.
     Julia Figgins
     208-373-4180
    Nom Form
    SO - Supervisor's Office
    Includes Fire Shelter Deployment
    Apr 18
     1000 hours
    Marianne Williams Park
    3451 E. Barber Valley Drive
    Off of Parkcenter Blvd.
     Julia Figgins
     208-373-4180
    Nom Form
    D3 - Idaho City Ranger District
    Apr 18
     0900 hours
    Idaho City Airport  Brian Cardoza
     208-392-6764
    RSVP by
     Apr 13
    D4 - Cascade Ranger District
    Apr 26
     0900 hours
    Meet at the District Office
    then carpool down to Fischer Pond Greenbelt
     Brian Bates
     208-382-7456
    RSVP by
     Apr 20
    D6 - Emmett RD
    Apr 28
     0900 hours
    Garden Valley Work Center  Tim Garity
     208-462-3241 x7907
    RSVP by
     Apr 25
    SO - Supervisor's Office
    Includes Fire Shelter Deployment
    May 6
     0900 hours
    Marianne Williams Park
    3451 E. Barber Valley Drive
    Off of Parkcenter Blvd.
     Julia Figgins
     208-373-4180
    Nom Form
    D4 - Cascade Ranger District
    May 10
     0900 hours
    Meet at the District Office
    then carpool down to Fischer Pond Greenbelt
     Brian Bates
     208-382-7456
    RSVP by
     May 5
    SO - Supervisor's Office
    Includes Fire Shelter Deployment
    May 16
     0900 hours
    Marianne Williams Park
    3451 E. Barber Valley Drive
    Off of Parkcenter Blvd.
     Julia Figgins
     208-373-4180
    Nom Form
    D5 - Lowman Ranger District
    May 17
     0900 hours
    Meet at the fire warehouse,
    bring your own vest
     Colin Good
     208-259-3361 x7561
    RSVP by
     May 11
    D6 - Emmett RD
    Jun 1
     0830 hours
    Emmett RD
    meet at the new office first (1857 Highway 16, Suite A), then carpool over to the Sports Complex
     Quincy Chung
     208-365-7030
    RSVP by
     May 27
    SO - Supervisor's Office
    Includes Fire Shelter Deployment
    Jun 7
     0900 hours
    Marianne Williams Park
    3451 E. Barber Valley Drive
    Off of Parkcenter Blvd.
     Julia Figgins
     208-373-4180
    Nom Form
    D1 - Mountain Home Ranger District
    Jun 9,
    now Jun 8
     1000 hours
    Mountain Home RD
    meet at the RD first, then carpool over to Legacy Park
     Ryan Erne
     208-587-7837
    RSVP by
     Jun 6



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