These required classes are available on-line at no cost:
Introduction to Emergency Management IS 700.A
This class is required for all firefighters. http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a
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Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS-100.B)
This course is only available online and required for FFT2
ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents ICS-200.B
ICS 200 is required for Crew Boss, Single Resource, Engine Boss, Single Resource. This course introduces students to the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) associated with incident-related performance. This course is only available online – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-200.b
The following classes are offered by the WCFA.
All classes meet the requirements of NWCG FMCG PMS 901-1. Our instructing is authorized through our Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Pacific Northwest Coordination Group (PNWCG).
See our Training Calendar for dates and follow the links for registration and payment.
RT-130 Annual Refresher 5 hrs
This is the annual refresher class required by all returning fireline personnel. It reviews various entrapment avoidance, current issues, other hazards and safety issues, use of the fire shelter and other selected topics.
Basic Firefighter ll Training, S-130/190, L-180 – 40 hours
This series of classes certifies a new firefighter as a FFT2. It includes Basic Firefighting (S-130), Basic Fire Behavior (S-190), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180) and Fire Shelter Training (PMS-409). This class normally has 3 days of classroom work and 1 day of field exercises.
Firefighter l Training S-131 – 12 hours
This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains several tactical decision games designed to facilitate learning the objectives and class discussion. Topics include fireline reference materials, communications, and tactical decision-making. Look Up, Look Down, Look Around S-133 has been combined into this course and was discontinued for individual instruction in the 2016 training season. This course is designed to train Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) and Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) to identify environmental factors and indicators of hazardous fire conditions, and how to use these indicators when implementing the Risk Management Process.
Wildland Fire Chain Saws S-212 – 25 hours (1 hours pre-course work, 24 classroom)
This course lessons provide introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws, and their tactical Wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations.
Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface S-215 – 28 hours
This course is designed to assist structure and wildland firefighters who will be making tactical decisions when confronting wildland fire that threatens life, property, and improvements, in the wildland/urban interface.
Instructional units include: interface awareness, size-up, initial strategy and incident action plan, structure triage, structure protection tactics, incident action plan assessment and update, follow-up and public relations, and firefighter safety in the interface.
The course requires a minimum of 28 hours for completion. If the optional exercises at the end of the tactics unit are used or a field exercise is included additional course time is needed.
Crew Boss S-230 – 26 hours (2 hours pre-course work, 24 classroom)
This is a classroom course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of all duties associated with the single resource crew boss, from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include: operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities.
Engine Boss S-231 – 12 hours
This is a skill course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of all duties associated with the single resource engine boss (ENGB). Topics include: engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire size-up considerations, tactics, and Wildland/urban interface.
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior S-290 – 32 hours
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior is one of the required classes for becoming a Crew or Engine Boss. This course is taught by an outside instructor that has been approved by our MOU administrator.