National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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

Firefighter Footcare

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

This module explores common foot injuries, proactive self-care and maintenance, with the intent of keeping feet injury-free.
Category: Medical
Core Component(s): Local Topics;
Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned

Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 6:24



Examine what causes foot injury on the fireline and review the steps to prevent them from occurring.

Facilitator Preparation

  • Review the video and module tools.
  • Consider additional activities and discussion questions relevant to the location and agency.

Facilitating the Discussion

  • Show the video.
  • Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the discussion questions.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some foot injuries that you or a coworker have experienced?
  2. How did the injury get treated?
  3. Could the injury have been prevented? If so, how?
  4. What items do you carry for blister protection? What type of socks do you use?
  5. How do you break in a pair of new boots?


  • None

Additional Video Information

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