RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)

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Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training should be designed to provide up-to-date fireline safety information to employees holding Incident Command System (ICS) qualifications requiring this training. Individual sessions of Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training should contain content pertinent to the registered students.

There are four core components to the Annual Refresher Training which include:

  • Entrapment Avoidance – Use training and reference materials to study the risk management process as identified in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461 as appropriate to participants, e.g., LCES, Standard Firefighting Orders, Watch Out Situations, Wildfire Decision Support System direction, Fire Management Plan priorities. 
  • Current Issues – Review and discuss current topics that could be based on the new modules or areas of concern identified by your agency or geographic area. Review forecasts and assessments for the upcoming fire season and discuss implications for firefighter safety.
  • Fire Shelter – Review and discuss last resort survival including escape and shelter deployment site selection. Conduct “hands-on” fire shelter inspections. Practice shelter deployments in applicable crew/module configurations. Wearing fireline personal protective equipment during fire shelter practice can enhance the learning experience for students.
  • Other Hazards and Safety Issues – Choose additional hazard and safety subjects, which may include SAFENET, current safety alerts, site/unit specific safety issues and hazards.


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Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led trainingVaries
Total HoursVaries

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for RT-130 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Position TitlePosition Code
Air Support Group Supervisor(ASGS)
Air Tactical Group Supervisor(ATGS)
Incident communications Technician(COMT)
Crew Representative(CREP)
Crew Boss, Single Resource(CRWB)
Division/Group Supervisor(DIVS)
Engine Boss, Single Resource(ENGB)
Advanced Faller(FAL1)
Intermediate Faller(FAL2)
Basic Faller(FAL3)
Fire Behavior Analyst(FBAN)
Felling Boss, Single Resource(FELB)
Fire Effects Monitor(FEMO)
Firefighter Type 1, Squad Boss(FFT1)
Firefighter Type 2, Crewmember (FFT2)
Firing Boss, Single Resource(FIRB)
Field Observer(FOBS)
Helicopter Crewmember (HECM)
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource(HEQB)
Helicopter Coordinator(HLCO)
Helicopter Manager, Single Resource(HMGB)
Incident Commander Type 1(ICT1)
Incident Commander Type 2(ICT2)
Incident Commander Type 3(ICT3)
Incident Commander Type 4(ICT4)
Incident Commander Type 5(ICT5)
Long term Fire Analyst(LTAN)
Operations Branch Director(OPBD)
Operations Section Chief(OPS3)
Operations Section Chieff Type 1(OSC1)
Operations Section Chief Type 2(OSC2)
Public Information Officer Type 1(PIO1)
Public Information Officer Type 2(PIO2)
Public Information Officer(PIOF)
Planning Section Chief Type 3(PSC3)
Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1(RXB1)
Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2(RXB2)
Prescribed Fire Manager Type 1(RXM1)
Prescribed Fire Manager Type 2(RXM2)
Situation Unit Leader(SITL)
Safety Officer Type 1(SOF1)
Safety Officer Type 2(SOF2)
Safety Officer, Line(SOFR)
Strategic Operational Planner(SOPL)
Staging Area Manager(STAM)
Strike Team Leader Crew(STCR)
Strike Team Leader Engine(STEN)
Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment(STEQ)
Structure Protection Specialist(STPS)
Task Force Leader(TFLD)



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