S-215, Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface, 2013

S-215 Decorative banner. Four photos of wildland fire operations. Two firefighters talk with a firefighter sitting in a utility task vehicle. A cadre of firefighters stand in a circle to listen to instructions. Two firefighters stand at hood of truck reviewing maps while another firefighter looks on. An incident commander talks on microphone to a large group of firefighters.

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Description

This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. Instructional units include firefighter safety in the interface, managing human factors in the interface, pre-incident planning, sizeup and initial strategy, structure triage, structure protection overview, tactics in the interface, tactical operations and resource use in the interface, action assessment, plan update, and after action review.

Objectives

  • Operate safely and effectively in a wildland urban interface incident by using situation awareness, performing structure triage, using pre-planning tools, having a basic understanding of fire behavior, and using strategy and tactics unique to the wildland urban interface environment.

Target Group

Designed to assist any emergency responders who will be planning for and making operational decisions during an interface incident. This course is for personnel desiring to be qualified as Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4), Task Force Leader (TFLD), or any Strike Team Leader.

Delivery

S-260 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16-24
Total Hours16-24

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-215 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).

Course Level

Local

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

 

Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-06-10

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