National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember)

FFT2 decorative banner: Four Photos depicting firefighter type 2 position, line of firefighters working with handtools, firefighter sharpening chainsaw, firefighters hauling logs, firefighters marching. FFT2 Position Description: The Firefighter Type 2 serves on a hand crew, engine crew, or helitack crew, performing fire suppression and fuels management duties in the most adverse climate, fuel, and terrain conditions. The FFT2 has no supervisory responsibilities and is supervised by the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or one of the Single Resource Bosses (CRWB, HEQB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB). The FFT2 works in the Operations functional area.

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FFT2 Qualification Requirements

Required Training

*Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130) is not required for the first year as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2); however, it is required for subsequent years.

Note: For the Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) position, satisfactory completion of the required training meets the position qualification requirements.

Required Experience


Physical Fitness Level: Arduous

Duties involve fieldwork requiring physical performance calling for above-average endurance and superior conditioning. These duties may include an occasional demand for extraordinarily strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Requirements include running, walking, climbing, jumping, twisting, bending, and lifting more than 50 pounds; the pace of work typically is set by the emergency situation.

These Positions Maintain Currency For FFT2

FFT2 Maintains Currency For These Positions


Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills





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