This course addresses the foundational skills universal to all wildland firefighters.
The material is broken into 12 online modules (1 to 3 hours each) and a mandatory, instructor-led field day exercise. Each online module explains the concepts and skills that will be performed and evaluated on the field day exercise. Module 12 contains optional knowledge areas (pump operations, map and compass, fire investigation, and cultural resources) that are very useful concepts but not required due to time constraints.
After completing the online training required by your agency or department, a training officer or fire chief will evaluate required further training. The affiliated department can then certify students’ completion of this course by issuing the final certificate.
Please note: You must go through each module completely and successfully pass the end-of-module challenge review in order to receive credit for this course.