S-190/S-130 Wildland Firefighter

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).


This course no longer includes L-180 or I-100, however, they are required for course completion. 

Complete them online at: 

National Fire Academy (NFA) I-100


National Fire Academy (NFA) L-180


National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) L-180

Also, please complete IS-700 online at National Fire Academy (NFA) IS-700

For National Fire Academy courses, you will need a FEMA SID.  If you don’t have one, get it here: https://cdp.dhs.gov.femasid

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.

PPE must be HFPA-approved.  See the Student Safety manual to review PPE requirements for level. 

Laptop or tablet to view student manual and exercises. 

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. 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, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

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

Registration Process

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas A&M Forest Service has aligned the payment process for annual schools with all other requests for tuition assistance under the House Bill 2604 program and TIFMAS training grants. Texas A & M Forest Service voucher number or a request ID # is no longer a valid Purchase Order number. It will be denied if used as a form of payment.

The process will follow this pattern: Registration with payment – Apply for tuition assistance & obtain TAMFS approval – Attend training – Complete the reimbursement process.

Registration with payment

Complete online registration on the TEEX website. Secure your seat in the class with payment.

You may use a credit card or organization purchase order (PO). 

If you are using a purchase order, TEEX policy requires the PO to 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]

Ensure your PO includes the following:

  • Agency or company name
  • Billing address
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Description of goods and/or services provided (for example the course number and name)
  • 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.

Apply for tuition assistance & obtain approval

At least one day before the first day of class, submit a request through TAMFS FireConnect.

Helpful videos about the FireConnect process can be found here

Attend training

Most courses have online registration notes and/or confirmation emails which will provide more details on when & where to report for class. Please pay special attention to the required PPE levels and prerequisites if applicable. Most TEEX courses require at least 80% attendance and participation, while others, such as ProBoard, require 100% attendance.

No-shows without prior written cancellation by the required date will be invoiced.

Upon successful completion of the class, you will be able to download your certificate from your TEEX Student Portal.

Complete the reimbursement process

Return to the FireConnect page and submit for reimbursement. You will be asked to upload documentation including your certificate of completion. Once all documentation is accounted for, the request(s) will be marked as Approved for Payment and reimbursement will be issued to your department.

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]