National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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

Another Tool in the Box: National Rappel Program

RT-130 Decorative banner. Group of photos depicting wildland firefighters performing various duties.

A look at how the wildland fire service uses helicopter rappellers.
Category: Aviation
Core Component(s): Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 Minutes; Video Length: 14:38, Estimated Delivery Time: 30 Minutes; Video Length: Training Exercises 3:00

Video 1

Video 2 Training Exercise



WFSTAR guides are currently being updated and will be added to each module page as they are completed.  In the interim, please use the following guide for this module.  This guide is not completely Section 508 compliant.  If you need an accessible version, please contact Mathew J. Schindel at

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Video 1

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Video 2

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