National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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

Jack Wilson

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

Jack Wilson served as a leader to the wildland fire service, and has helped usher in a new age of interagency cooperation. Some say that "without Jack Wilson, there would be no NIFC."
Category: Leadership
Core Component(s): Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned;
Human Factors, Communication and Decision Making

Estimated Delivery Time: 1 hour; Video Length: 36:45


Suggested Classroom Activity

  •  Watch the Jack Wilson video and have a discussion about Leadership in Wildland Fire.

Discussion Point Examples

  • Discuss how wildland fire leaders have an effect on organizations locally and nationally. 
  • What are some examples of positive and negative leadership traits on and off the fireline?


Additional Video Information

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