NWCG S-130/S-190 Intro to Wildland Fire

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NWCG S-130/S-190 Intro to Wildland Fire

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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These courses are being offered through a partnership between Middleton Parks & Recreation and Incident Management Specialist LLC. to 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 and IS-700 (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. Students must take the National Incident Management System (NIMS) “IS-100 Course” and IS-700 a link is provided that allows a person to take it on-line.

Location: The classroom/field day will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 9:am to 5pm. at: Orchid Heights Shelter 3960 Valley Ridge Road Middleton, WI.

Course Registration: You must register for these courses by July 25, 2022, to be eligible to attend the classroom/field day for these courses. Contact Ken Terrill to register. 

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 30 years of experience in working wildfire and prescribe fire for the State of Wisconsin, South Dakota and nationally.

Please see THIS LINK for the official course announcement and for more information! 


August 5
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Orchard Heights Shelter
3960 Valley Ridge Road
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Ken Terrill
608-358-0453 (cell)
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