S-231, Engine Boss (Single Resource)

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Course Description

This is a skill course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with Engine Boss, single resource (ENGB). Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire sizeup considerations, tactics, and wildland/urban interface.

Course Objective:

  • Perform the tasks of an Engine Boss in making the tactical decisions required to safely manage an engine on an incident.

Course Delivery

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Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training12-16
Total Hours12-16

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-231 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:

Engine boss, Single Resource (ENGB)

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Engine Boss, single resource (ENGB).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).

Successful completion of S-230, Crew Boss (Single Resource) (CRWB) (instructor led or blended delivery).

Associated Position Task Books

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