Course Updates

Course Updates are designed to inform course coordinators and instructors of new or changing information related to the NWCG curriculum. These updates will fall into two categories. The first is a General Course Update which will apply to multiple courses or a large segment of the NWCG curriculum such as the removal of a reference document from the Products Management System (PMS). The second is a course specific update that only applies to specific elements of a course such as the instructor guide or the final exam. All course updates are intended to enhance student learning and keep the content of the NWCG courses current. Course update information will be incorporated into the curriculum as courses are revised if it is still applicable.

D - Dispatch Courses

D-110 | Expanded Dispatch Recorder
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the D-110 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2007 Version
D-310 | Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the D-310 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2016 Version
D-311 | Initial Attack Dispatcher
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the D-311 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2005 Version
D-312 | Aircraft Dispatcher
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the D-312 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2009 Version

General Course Updates

General | General Course Update
Update Information:

(9/2014) Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) Optional Training Materials Optional training materials have been developed to enhance student understanding of the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS). Instructors who choose to use the optional materials to enhance a course should be familiar with the lesson and determine how it will be used in the course. The materials are available here: http://wfdss.usgs.gov/wfdss/WFDSS_NWCG_WFDSS.shtml

(3/2014) Discontinuation of the Aircraft Identification Guide (NFES 2393) The Aircraft Identification Guide (NFES 2393) referenced in several NWCG course has been discontinued. If you are teaching a course that refers to the guide please refer students to the online Aircraft Identification Library located here https://www.iat.gov/docs/aircraft_library/index.asp

(7/2013) Radio Use For Training Events NIFC- National Interagency Incident Communications Division (NIICD) has seen an increase in problems related to improper/unauthorized/uncoordinated use of radio equipment and frequencies for training events. The problems are not just lack of coordination for equipment and frequencies issued from the NIICD, but also for local agency-issued assets and frequencies. All radio equipment and radio frequency use for courses (classroom simulations, field exercises, course logistics, etc.) requires specific authorization and must be coordinated and assigned through the local agency frequency coordinator or the Communications Duty Officer at the NIFC- NIICD, as appropriate. Radio equipment and frequencies for training should be requested well in advance of course start date (at least two months) and shall be released/returned to the issuing entity upon course conclusion.

(6/2013) Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide The discontinuation of the Fireline Handbook (PMS 410-1) and Publication of the Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide (PMS 210) has affected the reference material used for several NWCG courses. In addition to some references being changed there has also been a change to several exercises, quizzes, and test questions. To assist in identifying correct reference materials the NWCG Training Branch created a spreadsheet highlighting changes and directing instructors on where to find referenced information. In addition to the spreadsheet check the course updates page prior to instructing a course to ensure the most up-to-date information is being used.

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Support Document: PDF icon Spreadsheet of PMS 210 changes to training courses | Support Link: Support Document Link, Support Document Link, Support Document Link

J - Job Aids

J-259 | Security Manager Job Aid
Update Information:

On page 6, paragraph 2 the statement that says “It is a requirement of this position to have prior or current law enforcement certification” is incorrect. As per the PMS 310-1, there is no required experience for the Security Manager position.

Applies to 2004 Version
J-342 | Documentation Unit Leader
Update Information:

 The Incident Management Records webpage previously found on the NIFC.gov website has been redirected to the NWCG.gov website at http://www.nwcg.gov//notices#records.

Applies to 2008 Version

L - Leadership Courses

L-280 | Leadership to Followership
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the L-280 Course Administration page

Applies to 2008 Version
L-380  | Fireline Leadership
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the L-380 Course Administration page

Applies to 2005 Version
L-381 | Incident Leadership
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the L-381 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2005 Version

P - Prevention

P-101 | Fire Prevention Education 1
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the P-101 Course Administration page

Applies to 2006 Version
P-301 | Fire Prevention Education 2
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the P-301 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2010 Version
P-310 | Fire Prevention Education Team Member
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the P-310 Course Administration page

Applies to 2006 Version

RX - Prescribed Fire Courses

RX-301 | Prescribed Fire Implementation
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the RX-301 Course Administration page

Applies to 2009 Version
RX-341 | Prescribed Fire Plan Preparation
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the RX-341 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2009 Version

S - Suppression Courses

S-130 | Firefighter Training
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-130 Course Administration page

Applies to 2003 Version
S-131 | Firefighter Type 1
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-131 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2016 Version
S-190 | Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-190 Course Administration page

Applies to 2006 Version
S-200 | Initial Attack Incident Commander
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-200 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2006 Version
S-203 | Introduction to Incident Information
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-203 Course Administration page

Applies to 2008 Version
S-212 | Wildland Fire Chain Saws
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-212 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2012 Version
S-219 | Firing Operations
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-219 Course Administration page

Applies to 2014 Version
S-230 | Crew Boss (Single Resource)
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-230 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2004 Version
S-231 | Engine Boss
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-231 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2004 Version
S-244 | Field Observer
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-244 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2007 Version
S-245 | Display Processor
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-245 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2007 Version
S-248 | Status/Check-In Recorder
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-248 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2006 Version
S-258 | Incident Communications Technician
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-258 Course Administration page

Applies to 2002 Version
S-260 | Interagency Incident Business Management
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-260 Revision History page.

Applies to the 2014 Version
S-261 | Applied Interagency Incident Business Management
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-261 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2014 Version
S-270 | Basic Air Operations
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-270 Course Administration page

Applies to 2011 Version
S-271 | Helicopter Crewmember
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-271 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2010 Version
S-290 | Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-290 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2007 Version
S-300 | Extended Attack Incident Commander
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-300 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2008 Version
S-339 | Division Group Supervisor
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-339 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2015 Version
S-340 | Human Resource Specialist
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-340 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2011 Version
S-354 | Facilities Unit Leader
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-354 Course Administration page

Applies to 2009 Version
S-357 | Food Unit Leader
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-357 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2008 Version
S-358 | Communications Unit Leader
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-358 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2008 Version
S-359 | Medical Unit Leader
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-359 Course Administration page

Applies to 2000 Version
Support Link: Support Document Link
S-371 | Helibase Manager
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-371 Course Administration page

Applies to 2007 Version
S-372 | Helicopter Management
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-372 Course Administration page

Applies to 2009 Version
S-375 | Air Support Group Supervisor
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-375 Course Administration page

Applies to 2006 Version
S-378 | Aerial Supervision
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-378 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2009 Version
Support Link: Support Document Link
S-390 | Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-390 Course Administration page

Applies to 2006 Version
S-404 | Safety Officer
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-404 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2013 Version
S-420 | Command and General Staff
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-420 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2002 Version
Support Link: Support Document Link, Support Document Link
S-430 | Operations Section Chief
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-430 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2006 Version
Support Link: Support Document Link
S-440 | Planning Section Chief
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-440 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2001 Version
S-470 | Air Operation Branch Director
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-470 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2013 Version
S-481 | Incident Business Advisor
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-481 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2008 Version
S-490 | Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
Update Information:

Update information is now available on the S-490 Course Administration page.

Applies to 2010 Version