S-130, Firefighter Training

Course Overview Page ButtonAdministration Button

Course Description

This course is designed to provide entry-level firefighters skills. Field time is encouraged, and many of the units are set up so they can be taught in either the classroom or the field. The field exercise for Unit 12 is required. A version of L-180, Human Factors on the Fireline, has been included as part of this course. Credit should be issued for both S-130 and L-180 upon completion of this course.

Course Objective:

  • Explain what the LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones) system is and how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders.
  • Construct fireline to required standards using various methods.
  • Strengthen, reinforce, and use holding actions on a fireline.
  • Extinguish the fire with or without the use of water.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Given an assignment in a wildfire environment, describe factors in that environment which could impact safety.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training30-35.5
Total Hours30-35.5

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-130 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:

Firefighter Type 2, Crewmember (FFT2), Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP), Public Information Officer (PIOF), Staging Area Manager (STAM).

Course Recommended For:

Entry-level firefighters.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Successful completion of Introduction to S-190, Wildland Fire Behavior.

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-11-21

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.