Boise National Forest

within the West Idaho Training Zone

2019-2020 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".

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our workforce, and of Americans more broadly, we have decided to cancel or postpone the upcoming courses sponsored through SWIFT (SouthWest Idaho Fire Training), select this SWIFT WILDFIRE ACADEMY WEEK link to see additional information.



Course
Number
IQCS Session Course Title Dates Location Coordinator Nominations Due Selection Memo Status
Medical
*
Medical Expectations Day May 11
Postponed
TBA Todd DeMasters
208-373-4137
Please RSVP    Postponed
FWLC
N/A
Field Work Lifesaver Course (T-t-T) Mar 30 - 31
Postponed
TBA Todd DeMasters
208-373-4137
     Postponed
S-244
194
Field Observer Mar 31 - Apr 2
Postponed to
Oct 20-22
Wildland Fire Academy Julia Figgins
208-373-4180
Oct 2 Mar 19  Postponed
M-410
521
Facilitative Instructor Apr 6 - 10
Postponed to
Nov 2-6
Wildland Fire Academy Julia Figgins
208-373-4180
Oct 9 Mar 16  Postponted
S-236
165
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource Apr 21 - 23
Cancelled
Boise BLM/Dispatch, Expanded Conference Room Leigh Ann Hislop
208-384-3403
     Cancelled
S-271
1205
Helicopter Crewmember May 4 - 8
Cancelled
Boise BLM Fire Operations Office Leigh Ann Hislop
208-384-3403
     Cancelled
SWIFT
*
Southwest Idaho Fire Training May 18 - 22
Cancelled
College of Western Idaho, Nampa campus Julia Figgins
208-373-4180
     Cancelled
"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
 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.C, National Response Framework, an Introduction  Online through FEMA-EMI
 L-180, Human Factors on the Fireline  Online through NWCG Online Training
 S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation  Online through NWCG Online Training
 S-130, Firefighter Training (Blended)  Online through NWCG Online Training
 S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior  Online through NWCG Online Training
 S-260, Interagency Incident Business Management  Online through NWCG Online Training
 S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior  Online through NWCG Online Training
 

Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training (RT-130)

Annual Fireline Safety Training 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 Cancelled

Based on the release of the new FMB Memorandum No 20-001: Adjustments to Wildland Fire Preparedness Activities for the 2020 Fire Year in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, IQCS has implemented the RT-130 extension policy for BIA, BLM, DOI, FWS, NPS and USFS responders having received the approval to proceed from the IQCS Agency Leads (National Training Officers). Data was applied to responders who had completed a 2019 RT-130 and had not yet completed a 2020 RT-130 and extended out the 2019 RT-130 expiration date one year from original expiration date.

All 2020 RT-130's have been cancelled. Please work with your FMO/Fire Manager if an online RT-130 session is needed.
 D3 - Idaho City Ranger District  Apr 15
 0900 hours

Cancelled
 Robinson Community Hall
Idaho City RD Conference Room
 Brian Cardoza
 208-392-3722
 Cancelled
 SO - Supervisor's Office  Apr 22
 0900 hours

Cancelled
 SO, Bear Valley/Sunset Conf. Rooms  Julia Figgins
 208-373-4180
 Cancelled
 D6 - Emmett RD/Garden Valley Work Center  Apr 29
 1000 hours

Cancelled
 GV Workstation, IHC Training Room  Tim Garity
 208-462-3241 x7915
 Cancelled
 D1 - Mountain Home Ranger District  Apr 30
 0900 hours

Cancelled
 Mtn. Home Conference Room  Ryan Erne
 208-587-7837
 Cancelled
 D3 - Idaho City Ranger District  Apr 30
 0900 hours

Cancelled
 Robinson Community Hall
Idaho City RD Conference Room
 Brian Cardoza
 208-392-3722
 Cancelled
 D5 - Lowman Ranger District  May 12
 0930 hours

Cancelled
 Lowman RD
 Fire Warehouse (east bay)
 Colin Good
 208-259-3361 x7561
 Cancelled
 SO - Supervisor's Office  May 21
 0900 hours

Cancelled
 SO, Bear Valley/Sunset Conf. Rooms  Julia Figgins
 208-373-4180
 Cancelled
 D4 - Cascade Ranger District  May 28
 0900 hours

Cancelled
 Valley County EOC
 (across from the Sheriff's Office)
 Rory Anderton
 208-382-7449
 Cancelled
 

Work Capacity Test (WCT)


THIRD YEAR IMPLEMENTATION
The FS implemented a new web-based system called eMedical in 2018, 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.

Our lead HSQ Coordinators are:
  • Julia Figgins, 208-373-4180 for AD's, Mountain Home, Idaho City, Lucky Peak Nursery
  • Linda Wood (Lowman RD), 208-259-3361 x7502 for Cascade, Lowman, Emmett, Supervisor's Office, Dispatch/Warehouse

  • 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
     D1 - Mountain Home Ranger District
         Confirmed to host
     May 1
     0900 hours
     Mountain Home RD
     meet at the RD first, then carpool over to Legacy Park
     Mike Brady
     208-587-7853
     RSVP by
    Apr 27
     SO - Supervisor's Office
         Confirmed to host
     May 7
     0830 hours
     Marianne Williams Park
     3451 E. Barber Valley Drive
     Off of Parkcenter Blvd.
     Julia Figgins
     208-373-4180
     RSVP by
    May 1
     D4 - Cascade Ranger District
         Confirmed to host
     May 29
     0930 hours
     Meet at the District Office
     then carpool down to Fischer Pond Greenbelt
     Rory Anderton
     208-382-7449
     RSVP by
    May 26
     D6 - Emmett RD
         Confirmed to host
     Jun 11
     0900 hours
     Emmett RD
     meet at the new office first (1857 Highway 16, Suite A), then carpool over to the Sports Complex
     Tim Garity
     208-462-3241 x7915
     RSVP by
    Jun 8



    Cancelled WCT sessions for 2020
     Host  Dates  Location  Coordinator Status
     D3 - Idaho City Ranger District
    Cancelled
     Apr 16
     0900 hours
     Idaho City Airport  Quincy Chung
     208-392-3720
     Cancelled
     SO - Supervisor's Office
    Cancelled
     Apr 21
     0900 hours
     Marianne Williams Park
     3451 E. Barber Valley Drive
     Off of Parkcenter Blvd.
     Julia Figgins
     208-373-4180
     Cancelled
     D6 - Emmett RD/Garden Valley Work Center
    Cancelled
     Apr 30
     1000 hours
     Garden Valley school track,
     meet at the GV Work Center, then carpool over
     Tim Garity
     208-462-3241 x7915
     Cancelled
     D3 - Idaho City Ranger District
    Cancelled
     May 1
     0900 hours
     Idaho City Airport  Quincy Chung
     208-392-3720
     Cancelled
     D5 - Lowman Ranger District
    Cancelled
     May 11
     0930 hours
     Meet at the Lowman Warehouse
     then carpool over to Warm Springs Airstrip
     Colin Good
     208-259-3361 x7561
     Cancelled

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