FI-110, Wildland Fire Observations and Origin Scene Protection for First Responders, 2005

FI-110 Decorative banner. Four photos of wildland fire operations. Two fire security specialist review information on a handheld mobile device. Wildland fire medics pushing a one wheeled stretcher on a trail in the woods. A line of wildland firefighters carrying tools march down a trail single file. Four wildland firefighters work with hand tools to cut a fire break in the forest.

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The primary emphasis of this course is to teach sound wildland fire observations and origin scene protection practices that enable first responders to a wildland fire scene to perform proper origin scene protection procedures. The course is presented by short lectures, electronic presentations, exercises, and class discussion.


  • List various causes of wildland fires and their cause indicators.
  • Perform the basic procedures and techniques needed to provide witness/observer information to fire investigators.
  • Identify and protect wildland fire origin areas.

Target Group

Recommended training for all first responders, including Single Resource Bosses, law enforcement officers, prevention technicians, and field resource personnel.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training


Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can now be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP),  Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content.  To search for a specific course, use the "Find Learning" menu item at the top of the page, then select "Upcoming Courses.”  To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific "Geographic Area" information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page.  Contact your local training officer for more information about local course sessions.


FI-110 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training6
Total Hours6

Course Level


Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Cadre must have experience in wildland fire investigation.

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.


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