S-271, Helicopter Crewmember

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Course Description

This is a combined classroom/field course designed to provide student proficiency in all areas of the tactical and logistical use of helicopters to achieve efficiency and standardization. Topics include aviation safety, aircraft capabilities and limitations, aviation life support equipment, aviation mishap reporting, pre-flight checklist and briefing/debriefing, aviation transportation of hazardous materials, crash survival, helicopter operations, helicopter field exercise. The following Interagency Aviation Training (IAT) A-courses curriculums are integrated and may be credited upon completion of this course: A-105 Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE), A-113 Crash Survival, and A-219 Helicopter Transport of External Cargo.

Course Objective:

  • Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in all identified areas of helicopter use to safely achieve efficiency and standardization.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training24-26
Total Hours24-26

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-271 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:

Helicopter Crewmember (HECM).

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as a Helicopter Crewmember (HECM).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Fire personnel: Qualified as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).
Non-fire personnel: None.

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Air Operations
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