S-273, Single Engine Airtanker Manager

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Course Description

This course was developed using a blended approach to learning. This course is designed to meet the training needs of a Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG) as outlined in the position task book developed for the position. Students are required to complete five online modules and complete an assessment prior to coming to class.

Course Objective:

  • Perform the tasks required of a SEMG to mobilize and transition into an incident aviation environment.
  • Prepare for, manage, and oversee all phases of a single engine airtanker operation to support local unit and incident activities.
  • Evaluate the capabilities and organizational needs to implement a safe and efficient single engine airtanker operation to meet the requirements of the local unit and/or an Incident Action Plan, or both.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online training4-6
Instructor-led training24-30
Total Hours28-36

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-273 on the National Wildland Fire Training website (link here). Contact your local Training Officer or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Course Required For:

Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG)

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as a Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Successful completion of S-270, Basic Air Operations.

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Air Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-11-09

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