S-371, Helibase Manager, 2007

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This course provides students with the skills necessary to perform as a Helibase Manager (HEBM) through facilitated discussions and group exercises. The final exercise is designed to give students a realistic Helibase Manager experience which prompts the student to communicate, resolve issues, and make decisions in support of an incident.


  • Perform the tasks required of a Helibase Manager to develop, organize, and manage a helibase in given simulations and exercises to support incident activities.

Target Group

All personnel desiring to be qualified as Helibase Manager (HEBM). 


S-371 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work 8-12
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training28-32
Total Hours36-44

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-371 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Qualified as Helicopter Manager, Single Resource (HMGB).
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Course Level

Regional, state, or area


Functional Area: 
Air Operations
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