S-230, Crew Boss (Single Resource)

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Course Description

This is a classroom course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities.

Course Objective:

  • Describe crew boss responsibilities prior to and during mobilization, on the incident, and during demobilization.
  • Identify the hazards and risks on various incidents and describe how to mitigate them.
  • Describe tactics which are appropriate to various wildland fire situations and procedures to implement them through the chain of command..

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessment2
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training24
Total Hours26

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-230 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:

Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB), Felling Boss, Single Resource (FELB), Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB), Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource (HEQB), and Helicopter Manager, Single Resource (HMGB).

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as any single resource boss.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).

Successful completion of Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290). 

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Describe crew boss responsibilities prior to and during mobilization, on the incident, and during demobilization.
  • Identify the hazards and risks on various incidents and describe how to mitigate them.
  • Describe tactics which are appropriate to various wildland fire situations and procedures to implement them through the chain of command.

Course Required For:

S-230 is currently required for: CRWB, FELB, FIRB, HEQB, and HMGB.

Course Recommended For:

S-230 is recommended for personnel desiring to be qualified as any single resource boss.

Where This Course Is Offered

Information on training schedules can be found at National Wildland  Fire Training, S-230 page.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as firefighter type 1 (FFT1).

Successful completion of Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290).

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

S-230 Instructor Information

Lead instructor must be a qualified strike team leader (STCR, STEN, STEQ) or task force leader (TFLD).

Unit instructors must be qualified as any single resource boss.

Also see NWCG Instructor Information page

Please use the pre-populated order form to order course materials

S-230 Course

S-230 is available in two formats:

 

 

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

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