Basic Wildland Firefighter Training S-130 West Douglas County Fire Protection District
What you’ll get out of this • S130 is designed to teach basic wildland firefighter skills • We teach S130 with a emphasis towards engine company operations • Also included are some basics about structure protection
Thursday, Feb 6th Course Intro S190 Weather S190 Fuels Friday, Feb 7th S190 Topography S190 Fire behavior S130 Intro Safety Orientation 130/190 Course Battle Plan
Saturday, Feb 8th Firefighter prep Suppression Hand tools Water use Practical exercises Firing devices Standards for survival Fire Shelter Sunday, Feb 9th Map & compass Scouting/patrolling Hazardous materials Securing the control line Practical exercises Live controlled burn 130/190 Course Battle Plan
S130 Course Objectives • Construct fireline to required standards using various methods for construction • Strengthen, reinforce, and use holding actions on a fireline • Extinguish the fire with or without the use of water • Locate self and fire on a map • Assess and report fire situation data (written or oral) by radio and or messenger
S130 Course Objectives (continued) • 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
Evaluation • We will have several evaluations for you to complete throughout the course; • 2 written tests • 25 second fire shelter drill • FFT2 task book • For all written tests you must have 80% to pass • THIS COURSE DOES NOT INCLUDE A PACK TEST!
Excuse Joe’s Artwork • Many of the slides in this course have “paint” program drawings for graphics • Used for tasks and occurrences that are not always easily photographed
Field Work • We will try to perform as many practical outdoor exercises as possible • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in, we will be doing handlines, hoselays, etc.
Squads & Bosses • The class will be split up into squads of 4 to 5 students each • Squad Bosses will be rotated from squad to squad throughout the course to even out the styles of instruction