G-231, Wildland Training (ENGB) for Structural Firefighters, 2008

G-231 Decorative banner. Four photos of wildland fire engine operations. Three firefighters word at the back of a water and hose truck with timber burning in background. A engine crew boss pulls a hose as he walks away from a fire engine. A firefighter walks on gravel road beside a fire engine as flames burn in brush behind him. A fire engine drives down a dusty road in forest.

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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.

Objectives

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.

Target Group

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).

Delivery

G-231 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 training42
Total Hours42

Session Offerings

Not available at this time.

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.

Course Level

Local

 

Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-10-22

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