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S-273, Single Engine Airtanker Manager, 2011
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 NIMS: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, and 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. Refer to the Interagency Aviation Training (IAT) Guide for IAT A-course equivalencies: https://www.iat.gov/.
- 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.
Personnel desiring to be qualified as a Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG).
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training
Successful completion of S-270, Basic Air Operations.
S-273 is available as a blended online training and classroom instructor-led training.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
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Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Lead and unit instructors must be qualified as Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG).
See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.