P-101, Fire Prevention Education 1, 2006

P-101 Decorative banner. Four photos of wildland fire education efforts. Two park rangers stand behind a fire information table under a tent. A person kneels in sagebrush area to attach a sing to a post. A female team member staples maps to a plywood bulletin board with camp information on it. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy sits at a radio microphone reading from a script while Smokey Bear and two female park rangers stand behind him looking over his shoulder.

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This course was developed as part of a multi-course national curriculum covering wildfire prevention and is designed to enhance basic skill and knowledge of personnel assigned responsibilities for wildfire prevention. The course was significantly revised and updated in 2007 but it was not recertified.


To develop the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the field applications of the basic fundamentals of wildland fire prevention.

  • Wildland Fire Prevention Administration
  • Wildland Fire Prevention Education
  • Wildland Fire Prevention Engineering
  • Wildland Fire Prevention Enforcement
  • Summary and Testing

Target Group

Designed to provide a basic introduction of fire prevention principles and activities for fire prevention specialists, fire managers, public information officers, and others who have wildland fire prevention, education, or mitigation responsibilities.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training


Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP). Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content. To search for a specific course, use the FIND LEARNING menu at the top of the page, then select UPCOMING COURSES. To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific GEOGRAPHIC AREA information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.


P-101 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 training32
Total Hours32

Course Level


Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Instructors must have a wide range of wildfire prevention experience to facilitate group and class interaction and discussion.

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.

Certification Date:


Previous Certification Dates:

  • 1997-03, 1987-01


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Prevention and Investigation
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