RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
WFSTAR 2022 Core Component Module Packages
- Wildland Fire Investigation and Fire Origin Protection
- Define the role of fire investigation in both fire prevention and fire suppression. Define the role of first responder in fire investigation.
- Fire Danger Rating: More Than Just A Number
- Fire danger rating systems utilize a complex mixture of science, technology, and local observations to generate outputs which support wildland fire suppression decisions.
Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned
- Mack Lake Fire
- The Mack Lake Fire occurred on May 5th, 1980 on the Mio Ranger District, Huron-Manistee National Forest, in northern lower Michigan.
- 2021 Fire Year in Review
- Revisit significant events and statistics from 2021 to identify lessons we must learn to prepare for the future. The module includes the 2021 Incident Review Summary.
Fire and Aviation Operational Safety
- Emergency Medical Care Guidelines
- Review Emergency Medical Care Guidelines and other useful references in the IRPG Emergency Medical Care pages to better prepare yourself for a potential medical incident.
- Aviation Watch Out Situations
- Regardless of aviation training or experience, all firefighters have a responsibility to voice concerns and even refuse a flight if they observe unsafe conditions.
- Chainsaw Operational Complexity and Tree Size Up – When Complexity Changes
- Identify common themes from the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center “2004-2019 Tree Felling Accident Analysis”
- Helispot Management – A Skill for All Firefighters
- Any firefighter may assist with helispot operations, even if they are not on a helicopter crew. Explore what it means to be a Helispot Manager so you can contribute to safe and efficient helispot operations.
Human Factors, Communication, and Decision Making
- Wildland Fire Mental Health
- Highlights the importance of mental health in wildland fire. The video also emphasizes the importance of work-life balance and highlights the resources available to help those in need.
- Assessing the Fire Environment to Anticipate Fire Behavior
- Good situational awareness is a cornerstone of good decision making. Assessing the fire environment is a key component of the Situational Awareness Cycle for wildland firefighters.
Fire Shelters and Entrapment Avoidance
- Alabaugh Fire
- Review the sequence of events that led to the Alabaugh Canyon Fire entrapment/deployment and discuss significant lessons learned.
- New Generation Fire Shelter
- RT-130, WFSTAR Overview.
- WFSTAR Catalog - 109 WFSTAR modules to choose from.
- NWCG YouTube with WFSTAR module videos.
- Fire Behavior Field Reference Guide, PMS 437 - Observing Fire Weather section.
- Infectious Disease Guidance for Wildland Fire Incidents, guidance from NWCG Emergency Medical Committee.
- Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center.
- NWCG Fire Shelter and Personal Protective Equipment Subcommittee - See the fire shelter section.
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