RX-341, Prescribed Fire Plan Preparation, 2009

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The purpose of RX-341, Prescribed Fire Plan Preparation, is to provide students with the skills/knowledge to prepare a prescribed fire plan for technical review and approval in accordance with the Interagency Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures Guide, PMS 484.


  • Describe prescribed fire planning policies and guidelines.
  • Identify and describe the processes involved in preparing a prescribed fire plan.
  • Develop and defend a prescribed fire plan that safely meets management objectives.

Target Group

Personnel involved in or plan to be involved in the preparation of prescribed fire plans.

Other positions that would benefit from this course are Firing Boss, single resource (FIRB), Fire Effects Monitor (FEMO), air regulators, fire ecologists, private landowners, other state and private agencies, prescribed fire consultants, and fire planners.


RX-341 is available as classroom instructor-led training.  For information on the approved combined delivery option of RX-301 and RX-341 see https://www.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/committee-correspondence/otc-m-18-11.pdf .

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessment2
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training32
Total Hours34

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for RX-341 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Successful completion of S-390, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations.
  • Proficient in the use of BehavePlus. Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment.
  • In addition to the above:
  • Fire personnel must be qualified as Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).
  • Resource personnel must have knowledge of fire suppression principles and techniques.
  • Students desiring to take both RX-341, Prescribed Fire Plan Preparation, and RX-301, Prescribed Fire Implementation, will benefit from taking RX-341 first.

Course Level

Regional, state, or area


Functional Area: 
Prescribed Fire
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