S-236, Heavy Equipment Boss, 2013

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Pre-Course Work

This instructor-led course has pre-course work (estimate 2 hours). Additional information about the course can be found on the Overview page.


  1. Complete the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy modules including the knowledge checks. Be prepared to discuss these modules in class.
  2. Review this publication, Mechanized Equipment for Fire and Fuel Operations (Yellow Book),prior to coming to class.
  3. Optional: Review the following video Firefighters Inside the Iron.

    Time: 8:34


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