S-215, Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface

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Course 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.

Course Objective:

  • 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.

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 training16-24
Total Hours16-24

Course 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 or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Course Required For:

Strike Team Leader Crew (STCR), Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN), Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment (STEQ), Task force Leader (TFLD).

Course Recommended For:

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.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-11-09

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