S-248, Status/Check-In Recorder, 2006

S-248 Decorative banner. Four photos of wildfire check-in business operations. A woman sits at a table behind a laptop ready to check personnel in. Three people sit behind folding tables checking one person in. A firefighter checks in at a desk manned by check-in staff. A man sits behind a table writing down information from another person sitting in front of him on other side of table.

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This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and techniques used to perform the duties of a Status/Check-in Recorder (SCKN). The course provides an overview of what a student can expect if dispatched to an incident.

Each student will need access to a computer that has the most current incident automation software. At the time of this publication, I-Suite is the industry standard.


The desired outcome of this course is to prepare students to:

  • Set up and manage a check-in station.
  • Process information using incident automation software and other paper based methods.
  • Package the information into useful products.
  • Assist with demobilization.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Status/Check-in Recorder (SCKN).


S-248 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours16

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-248 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

It is recommended that students have completed ICS-200, Basic ICS and L-180, Human Factors and have basic computer skills in the Windows environment.

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