S-236, Heavy Equipment Boss

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Course Description

This is a skill course designed to meet the training needs of a Heavy Equipment Boss, single resource (HEQB) on an incident. Primary considerations are tactical use and safety precautions required to establish and maintain an effective dozer operation. A field exercise is required as part of the course.

Course Objective:

  • Identify the administrative duties and procedures required of a HEQB.
  • Identify and demonstrate the heavy equipment inspection process and related duties of the HEQB.
  • Demonstrate the actions required of an HEQB to safely and effectively complete an assignment.
  • Discuss relevant information and methods for communication and tactics related to heavy equipment.
  • Identify the process of preparing for an all hazard assignment.

Course Delivery

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Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessment2
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training18-22
Total Hours20-24

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-236 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:


Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Heavy Equipment Boss, single resource (HEQB).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Associated Position Task Books

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