This course, Firefighter Training, S-130 and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190, are required training for all personnel prior to certification as a Firefighter (FFT2) under the Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1. An adapted version of L-180, Human Factors on the Fireline, has been included as part of this course.
This entry-level course for all new firefighters can also be used as a refresher course for returning firefighters. The purpose of this course is to train new firefighters in basic firefighting skills. Firefighters who successfully complete this course and the Work Capacity Test will be qualified to suppress wildland fires while under close supervision. Students that successfully complete S-130 are also eligible to receive credit and a certificate for completing L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
TopicsLogistics and Overview+Basic Terminology+Firefighter Preparedness+ICS Overview+Resource Types+Risk Management+Watch-Out Situations and Fire Orders+LCES+Fire Shelters+Potential Hazards and Human Factors on the Fireline+Transportation Safety+Hand Tools+Firing Devices+Use of Water+Suppression+Patrolling and Communication+Mopup and Securing the Fireline+Fire Exercise+Hazardous Materials Awareness+Wildland/Urban Interface Safety
This course is available to all emergency and crisis response personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.
To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.
All extension courses are classroom only.