S-211, Portable Pumps and Water Use, 2012

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Course Delivery Information

S-211 may be delivered as instructor-led (classroom) training.

Expectations of Instructors

  • Prepare thoroughly. Study the course content you are going to teach.
  • Establish a collaborative and constructive classroom environment.
  • Communicate expectations.
  • Encourage student engagement.
  • Respect student diversity in backgrounds, talent, experience, and learning style.
  • Professionally represent your instructor cadre, your home unit, and your agency.

Course Guidance

Course coordinators and instructors should be thoroughly familiar with the NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1.  The NWCG Standards for Course Delivery establishes standards for all aspects of NWCG training course management and delivery. These standards should be used in conjunction with the NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1, and the course-specific guidance stated in the NWCG Training Catalog.

See S-211 minimum instructor qualifications

Recommended Class Size

Recommended class size is 20-30 students.  Instructors should maintain a 10:1 ratio of students to instructors/coaches to facilitate exercises and discussion and to enable strong mentorship to the students. 

Student Materials

Each student must be provided the following:

Additional Materials Needed

These materials are needed above and beyond the usual items (pens, paper, flip charts, markers, etc.).

  • Examples of hoses (suction and discharge), appliances, hose accessories and tools, nozzles, and sprinklers.
  • High Pressure Pump Kit, NFES 000870.
  • NWCG Standards for Transporting Fuel, PMS 442
  • Field Day Exercise
    • PPE, including eye and ear protection
    • IRPG
    • Portable Pump Kits and additional equipment for setting up pumps (shovel, fuel, etc.) (1 per small group or as needed)
    • Hoses, appliances, hose accessories and tools, for setting up portable water delivery system (1 set per small group or as needed)
    • Optional: Sprinkler kit and other types of portable pumps (1 per small group or as needed)
    • Optional: Pump pressure gauges A-5

Technical Considerations

All presentations should be downloaded and tested before the start of class to ensure compatibility with software.

PowerPoint presentations are built in an older version of Microsoft Office.  Some features may not work correctly with newer software or systems.  

For help, visit the Microsoft Office website, https://support.office.com/en-us/powerpoint, or contact your local IT support personnel.

Course Evaluations

Use the NWCG Course Evaluation Feedback form to collect information critical to future training improvements.

Students and cadre members are asked to contribute course evaluations. Input is welcome on all aspects of the training course, including course content, pre-course work, reference materials, quality of instruction, delivery methods, and testing procedures.

Instructor Cadre Meetings

Conduct initial, pre-course, daily, and close-out instructor cadre meetings. These provide opportunities to plan, organize, preview materials, review training and exercises, and identify and address concerns and issues. Consider using an informal After Action Review process. Instructor cadre meetings are critical for instructors who do not have previous experience with the course.  Additional information is located in the NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1.

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2020-09-03

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