S-236, Heavy Equipment Boss, 2013

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Description

This is a skill course designed to meet the training needs of a Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource (HEQB) on an incident as outlined in the NIMS: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, and the position task book developed for the position. 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.

Objectives

  • Identify the administrative duties and procedures required of an HEQB.
  • Identify and demonstrate the heavy equipment inspection process and related duties of an 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.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource (HEQB).

Delivery

S-236 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Instructor-Led Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work2
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training18-22
Total Hours20-24

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 for more information about local course sessions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Qualified as Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Course Level

Local

 

Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-10-23

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