S-355, Ground Support Unit Leader

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Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students to perform the duties of managing the transportation plan, maintenance and related services at an incident. Topics include gathering information about the assignment; organizing, staffing, and laying out the unit; field inspection of equipment; operation and coordination of the unit with other units, and demobilization.

Course Objective:

  • Arrive at an incident properly equipped, gather information to assess the assignment and begin initial planning activities of a Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL).
  • Plan, staff, and manage the ground support unit to meet the needs of the incident in a safe manner.
  • Coordinate with the logistics units and other sections to assist in accomplishing the overall objectives of the incident.
  • Demobilize the ground support unit.

Course Delivery

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Course Components

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

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-355 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:


Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Qualified as Equipment Manager (GSUL).

Associated Position Task Books

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