NOTE: Be sure to check agency-specific guidelines; some agencies may have different requirements.
S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
This course provides instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and recognition of potentially hazardous situations. S-190 is typically taught in conjunction with or prior to Basic Firefighter Training, S-130. S-190 is the first course in a five course sequence [S-190, S-290, S-390, S-490, S-590] developing wildland fire behavior prediction skills and knowledge.
- Identify and discuss the three sides of the fire triangle.
- Identify the environmental factors of fuels, weather and topography that affect the start and spread of wildland fire.
- Describe the contributing factors that indicate the potential for increased fire behavior that may compromise safety.
S-190 is available as either online training or classroom instructor-led training
Online Course Components and Hours to Complete
Instructor Led Course Components and Hours to Complete
Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for s-190 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions. The online version of the course is available upon demand.
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training