S-359, Medical Unit Leader

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Course Description

This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to perform in the role of Medical Unit Leader (MEDL). Topics include gathering information, organizing the medical unit, supervising the unit, evaluation, documentation, and demobilization.

Course Objective:

  • Plan, staff, and manage the medical unit.
  • Coordinate with other incident entities as necessary.
  • Respond to medical emergencies and transport patients.
  • Describe how to provide high quality patient care.

Course Delivery

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Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training20
Total Hours20

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-359 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:

Medical Unit Leader (MEDL)

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Medical Unit Leader (MEDL).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Current certification as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or equivalent.

Associated Position Task Books

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