RX-301, Prescribed Fire Implementation

Course Overview Page ButtonAdministration Button

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and techniques used to perform in the role of a Prescribed Fire Burn Boss. The course material is based on the tasks found in the position task book for Prescribed Fire Burn Boss. It leads the student through the duties and responsibilities associated with the position of the prescribed fire burn boss including evaluation and implementation of a prescribed fire plan.

Course Objective:

  • Provide students with the information needed to successfully review a prescribed fire burn plan for technical accuracy and implement a prescribed burn.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessment2
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training24
Total Hours26

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for RX-301 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Course Required For:


Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as a Firing Boss, single resource (FIRB) and Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).

S-390, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations.

Proficient in the use of BehavePlus.

Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment.

Students desiring to take both RX-341, Prescribed Fire Plan Preparation, and RX-301, Prescribed Fire Implementation will benefit from taking RX-341 first.

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Prescribed Fire
Primary Committee: 
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 

Please Provide Feedback

NWCG values your constructive input and we thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

Although contact information is optional, we request that you provide a way for us to contact you in case we need clarification on your comment. This will also allow us to provide feedback on your suggestion. And if you are part of an NWCG committee, please note which committee in the contact information box.