S-359, Medical Unit Leader
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.
- 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.
Personnel desiring to be qualified as Medical Unit Leader (MEDL).
S-359 is available as classroom instructor-led training.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
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Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-359 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training
Current certification as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or equivalent.
Regional, state, or area
Associated Position Task Books
Facilities Unit Leader, Communications Unit Leader, Food Unit Leader, Ground Support Unit Leader, Medical Unit Leader, Supply Unit Leader (PMS 311-34)