G-231, Wildland Training (ENGB) for Structural Firefighters
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.
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.
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
G-231 is available as classroom instructor-led training.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
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Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Unit instructors must be qualified as Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB).
See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.