G-131, Wildland Training (FFT1) for Structural Firefighters

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Description

This course is designed to provide wildland firefighting skills (Firefighter Type 1) to structural firefighters who meet NFPA 1001 for Structural Firefighter 2 or equivalency. It is not available as a pre-packaged course. Instructors are required to assemble the materials and teach to the learning objectives stated in the S-131 Course Materials section. Students must pass the final course exam to receive credit for the course. The standard for passing an NWCG course is a score of at least 70 percent.

Objectives

  • Accurately use navigation tools and maps to identify location.
  • Describe the sizeup elements in a fire situation.
  • Identify position responsibilities and demonstrate the ability to apply principles of Operational Leadership found in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply tactical decision-making procedures.

Target Group

Personnel who meet NFPA 1001 for Structural Firefighter Type 2, and are qualified as wildland Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2), desiring to be qualified as wildland Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Structural firefighters who meet NFPA 1001 for Structural Firefighter Type 2 and are qualified as wildland Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).

Delivery

G-131 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 training9
Total Hours9

Course Level

Local

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead and unit instructors must be qualified Single Resource Boss.

Unit instructors must be qualified as Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).

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

 

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Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2020-03-27

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