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

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2020 Update

Due to the current social response to the COVID-19 pandemic, agencies with wildland fire responsibilities are making adjustments to 2020 fulfillment requirements for RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR).  Most agencies are encouraging firefighters to complete a virtual refresher utilizing WFSTAR modules and support materials and focusing on the four core components:

  • Entrapment Avoidance
  • Current Issues
  • Other Hazards and Safety Issues
  • The Fire Shelter

The Fire Management Board (FMB) has provided guidance for federal wildland firefighters:  Memo 20-001, Adjustments to Wildland Fire Preparedness Actives for the 2020 Fire Year in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

Information on virtual delivery of NWCG course is available at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/training-courses/vilt.

Consult your local unit training lead for additional direction and information.

Core Component Module Suggestions

Entrapment Avoidance

Current Issues

Other Hazards and Safety Issues

Fire Shelter



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