XTN078 – 40.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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 Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1. 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 are qualified to suppress wildland fires while under close supervision. 

Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190 is a six- to eight-hour course designed to meet the training needs of a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) on an incident as outlined in the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, and the Position Task Book (PTB) developed for the position. The Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1 provides guidance and a national wildfire standard for establishing minimum training, skills, knowledge, experience, and physical fitness requirements for the participating agencies of the National Wildfire Cooperating Group (NWCG). This course allows instructors to utilize the most recent Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG).

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Basic Concepts of Wildland Fire
  • Principles of Wildland Fire Behavior
  • Topographic Influnces
  • Fuels
  • Weather
  • Wildland Fire Behavior and Safety
  • Logistics and Overview
  • Basic Terminology
  • Firefighter Preparedness
  • ICS Overview
  • Resource Types
  • Risk Management
  • Watch-Out Situations and Fire Orders
  • LCES
  • Fire Shelters
  • Potentional 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

Suggested Audience

For all fire/emergency response personnel with the responsibility of combating wildland fires. This course meet or exceeds the requirements for a Wildland Firefighter certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas A&M Forest Service is aligning the payment process for annual schools with all other requests for tuition assistance under the House Bill 2604 program and TIFMAS training grants. Vouchers or grant approval numbers will no longer be accepted as purchase order agreements. 

The process will follow the typical Application – Approval – Registration – Training/Certification – Reimbursement pattern. 

Before registering for a class on the TEEX website, obtain approval for tuition assistance via TAMFS FireConnect.

Helpful videos about the FireConnect process can be found here. 

Return to the TEEX website and complete online registration. 

You may secure your registration with a credit card or company/department purchase order (PO). 

TEEX policy requires the PO must be submitted within 48 hours of registration, or the enrollment may be canceled. You may upload the PO through your student portal or email it as an attachment to [email protected]

Please make sure your PO includes the following:

  • Agency or company name
  • Billing address
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Description of goods and/or services provided
  • Amount of charges
  • Authorized signature
  • Tax Payer ID, EIN, or FEIN. The field should be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

If your organization is not an established TEEX customer, or if you are not sure, please include a completed W-9 with the PO.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • PPE Level 5 (or approved, compliant wildland firefighting gear, certified to 1977 Standard, with tags attached, including a helmet with chinstrap, boots and gloves);
  • All participants are required to follow the TEEX Student Safety Manual at all times.

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email;[email protected].

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

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