G-231, Wildland Training (ENGB) for Structural Firefighters

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Course Description

This course is designed to provide wildland firefighting skills Engine Boss, Single Resource, to structural firefighter drivers, operators, engineers, or company officers who meet NFPA 1021 for Fire Officer 1 or equivalency. It is not available as a pre-packaged course. Instructors are required to assemble the Materials Required for Course Presentation below and teach according to the Course Outline. In order to receive credit for passing the course, students are required to pass the final exams contained in the S-230 course materials and the S-290 course materials (or S-290 online).

Course Objective:

At the completion of this course, structural fire officers will:

  • Describe the characteristics of fuel, weather, and topography that influence wildland fire behavior.
  • Describe the effect that fuels, weather, and topography have on wildland fire behavior, fireline tactics, and safety.
  • Describe the causes of extreme fire behavior (long-range spotting, crowning, and fire whirls) that develop relative to fuels, weather, and/or topography.
  • Describe Crew Boss responsibilities prior to and during mobilization, on the incident, and during demobilization.
  • Identify the hazards and risks on various incidents and describe how to mitigate them.
  • Describe tactics that are appropriate to wildland fire situations and procedures and implement them through the chain of command.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training42
Total Hours42

Course Session Offerings

Not available at this time.

Course Required For:

None.

Course Recommended For:

Structural firefighter drivers, operators, engineers or company officers who meet NFPA 1021 for Fire Officer 1, desiring to be qualified as Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Structural firefighter drivers, operators, engineers or company officers who meet NFPA 1021 for Fire Officer 1, are qualified as wildland Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1), and who have taken G-131.

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-11-09

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