Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training (S-130 / S-190, I-100, L-180)

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Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training (S-130 / S-190, I-100, L-180)

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


These courses are being offered through a partnership between UW Arboretum and Incident Management Specialist the citizens in Wisconsin and surrounding states. These courses are opportunities to educate the public on how to safely suppress wildfires and manage prescribed fires.

This 32‐hour course encompasses S‐130 Fire Fighter (24 hrs. online and 8 hrs. formal workshop), S‐190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (self-study), L‐180 Human Factors on the Fireline, and I-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (self-study) training. It is designed for entry level firefighters and personnel and required by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for agencies subscribing to National Interagency Management System (NIMS).

Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a NWCG certificate which may be necessary to work on wildfires or to participate in prescribe fires sponsored by some agencies. Some agencies also require that the person complete a physical fitness test before receiving the full qualifications of Wildland Fire Fighter Type II. These Wildfire Firefighter Type II courses are prerequisites for all other NWCG fire‐related training

The curriculum for these courses includes: wildfire and prescribed fire terminology, effects of fuel, weather, and topography on wildfire and prescribe fire, fire line safety, fire line construction, transportation safety, fire physics, introduction to the Incident Command System, the use of basic firing equipment (such as fusees and drip torches), and introduction to wildland tools, pumps, engines, and hoses.

These courses are designed for entry-level personnel with little or no formal training in wildfire fire suppression or prescribe fire and who may or may not be full-time firefighters.

For more information please download the Course Description here:
Basic Wildfire Firefighter and Prescribed Fire Training S-130-S-190 April 13-2020 UW Arb Madison WI final to web 1-14-20


April 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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UW Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Hwy
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Ken Terrill
608-358-0453 (cell)