National Wildfire Coordinating Group

S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation, 2014

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Basic Wildland Fire Orientation provides introductory information for personnel interested in wildland fire response. It consists of a short video which introduces topics such as personal preparedness and responsibility, mobilization, incident procedures, proper clothing and equipment, and living conditions in wildland fire camps.

There are also a series of optional units about these topics. These optional units go into greater depth for students who would like further information. Completion of the optional units is not required to receive a certificate of completion for the course. 


  • Provide new personnel and non-fire management employees with introductory information about wildland fire management.

Target Group

Personnel without previous wildland fire position experience.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training


Session Offerings

This course is available for self-enrollment in the Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP). Enrollment requires an account.


S-110 is a 15 minute video with optional material available online.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course Component Course Time
Pre-selection assessment N/A
Pre-course work N/A
Online training 15 minutes
Optional Material 2 hours
Total Hours 15 minutes

Course Level


Minimum Instructor Qualifications


See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.


Certification Date:


Previous Certification Dates:

  • 2003-05
  • 1992-10


Optional material added 2022-11 to supplement the information in original video.



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