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Basic Wildland Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training S130/190
March 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$260 – $290
These courses are being offered through a partnership between Good Oak Ecological Services and Incident Management Specialist LLC.to the citizens in Wisconsin and Minnesota 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.
Location: The classroom/field day will be held on Friday March 15, 2018, from 9:am to 5pm. at: Good Oak Ecological Services 4606 Pflaum Road Suite A Madison, WI, 53718 (look for A-Quality Signs, same building)
Course Registration: You must register for these courses by March 8, 2019, to be eligible to attend the classroom/field day for these courses.
Instructor: This course will be taught by Incident Management Specialist LLC, instructor Ken Terrill from Sun Prairie, WI. Ken is certified by the National Wildfire Suppression Association (NWSA) to deliver courses approved by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), which is the national organization that has developed the training and qualification standards for wildfire and prescribe fire professionals. Ken has over 25 years of experience in working wildfire and prescribe fire for the State of Wisconsin, South Dakota and nationally.
For more information on Incident Management Specialist LLC and Ken Terrill or to register for this class please go to the following website or LinkedIn account for more information. Web Page: https://www.incidentmanagementspecialist.com
Prior to taking this course: Students must take the National Incident Management System (NIMS) “IS-100 Course” that is offered on-line. This on-line course includes a final exam. You must bring the course completion certificate from this on-line course to the classroom/field day established for this course. Students who fail to take this on-line course beforehand will be required to take and pass an additional exam during the course. Students that fail to successfully complete the IS- 100 course or the Introduction to ICS exam will not receive a completion certificate for this class until they pass the course.
A minimum of 15 students will need to register and complete the online portion of the course for the classroom/field day to be conducted.
What to bring to classroom/field day: This course is mainly classroom work, including chapter tests and a final exam. Students must attend all class hours to obtain certification. Students must bring a copy of all certificates that were issued upon the completion of each of the course modules for S-130/S-190/L-180.
Outdoors activities will be conducted on these field days for the course, depending on weather. Students should bring outdoor clothing (cotton or wool, no synthetics) and sturdy leather boots. Also, bring a hard hat, goggles, leather gloves, and Nomex clothing, if you have them.
To register for these courses: Complete the course registration form and write a check (preferably a cashiers or certified check) to Incident Management Specialist LLC and mail it by March 8, 2019 to the address below:
Incident Management Specialist LLC Attention: Ken Terrill 3011 Scotland Parkway Sun Prairie, WI. 53590 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 608-358-0453 (cell)
Registration can also be done online by going to the website https://www.incidentmanagementspecialist.com. Go to the registration tab and complete the student registration form and send by email to email@example.com
Registration fee for these courses is: $260 per student if paid by check and $290 if paid by credit card online. If you want to save the cost to pay by credit card on line send an email with the registration form attached and a note that you have placed a check in the regular mail. The registration fee includes the following:
• Students will be provided the internet access link to access the course materials on line. If needed two training CD’s (cost of shipping included in fee) will be provided if needed by the student because they could not access the internet link. These CD’s work only on computers with Windows Operating Systems. The CD’s will not work on Apple computers so the student will need to make arrangements to complete the course modules on a computer that has a Windows Operating System.
• Unlimited scheduled time with course administrator Ken Terrill by phone or email, arranged while the student is working through the online portion of the course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 608-358-0453 (cell).
• Course materials issued on the field day includes a Fireline Handbook, Incident Response Pocket Guide, Fire Exercise Day Checklists
• Registration in the national qualifications database established by the National Wildland Fire Suppression Association (the fee of $50.00 is included the cost for this course) which maintains a national list of the people that have successfully completed this course.
• If the course is cancelled due to low enrollment the total fee will be returned to the student. A minimum of 15 students will need to register for the course or it will be cancelled.
• If a student has registered for the class and then cancels after March 8, 2019, a $50 cancelation fee will be charged to the student and the remaining registration fee will be returned to the student.