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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Course Materials

These materials are for instructor-led delivery. 

Unit/TopicLearning ObjectiveMaterials
G-131 Intro Picture
  1. Introduce course coordinator, instructors and students.
  2. Discuss course logistics.
  3. Provide a course overview.
  4. Discuss course expectations.
  5. Identify course reference materials.
  6. Discuss position responsibilities.

Note: In addition to presenting the information in the Course Introduction, instructors should explain where the G-131 course fits in the Gap course curriculum and the NWCG credentialing system.

S-131 Unit 0,Oct 2016 version, (0.5 hr)

G-131 Unit 1: Navigation Tools and Maps
  1. Accurately use navigation tools and maps to identify location.

Basic Land Navigation, PMS 475, self -study (1 hr)

G-131 Unit 2: Position Responsibilities and Fireline References
  1. Identify position responsibilities of Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).
  2. Demonstrate the ability to locate and apply standard wildland fire operating procedures found in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461, and other identified fireline references.

S-131 Unit 1,Oct 2016 version, (1 hr)​

G-131 Unit 3: Size Up Considerations
  1. Describe the size up elements in a fire situation.
  2. Identify the four fuel groups and describe expected fire behavior in each.
  3.  Determine the tactics to be used after sizeup occurs.

S-231 Unit 3,May 2004 version, (1.5 hr)​​

G-131 Unit 4: Decision-Making
  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply the Risk Management Process in a changing environment.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to assess resource capabilities.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop tactical and logistical plans.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to engage tactically through sand table exercises, locally based sand table exercises (STEX), do a staff ride, or do a paper based exercise of choice.

S-131 Unit 5,Oct 2016 version, (4 hr)​

G-131: Final Exam


S-131 Final Exam,Oct 2016 version


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