National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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

G-131 Decorative banner. Four photos of wildland fire operations. Six firefighters work with hand tools to build a fire break on a grassy hill. Three firefighters haul cut logs off a hill. A female firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite grass and sage to create a fire break, with flames in background. A firefighter sits to work on sharpening his Pulaski hand tool.

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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.


  • 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).


G-131 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course Component Course Time
Pre-course work N/A
Pre-selection assessment N/A
Online training 1
Instructor-led training 8
Total Hours 9

Course Level


Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead instructors must be qualified as 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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