Wednesday, April 24, 2024

S-130 Firefighter Training (Online Component) 2008 v2


This course is offered as blended training which includes an Online (OLT) and an Instructor-led (ILT) component. The ILT portion of this course includes a required field exercise that may be arduous in nature. The intent of this course is to train new firefighters in basic firefighting skills and addresses the foundational skills universal to all wildland firefighters.  The target group for this course is personnel desiring to be qualified as entry-level wildland firefighters and support personnel. NOTE:  Check agency-specific guidelines as some agencies may have different requirements


Upon completion of the online component and the mandatory Field Exercise, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the Standard Firefighting Orders and Watch Out Situations.
  • Describe what the Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones (LCES) system is and how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders.
  • Describe the various communication methods and tools used for collecting, producing, and distributing information.
  • Describe the standards, tools and equipment, and various methods used in fireline construction.​
  • Describe the methods for extinguishing a fire with or without the use of water.​
  • Demonstrate the ability to construct fireline to required standards using various methods, tools and equipment, and techniques.
The course material is divided into 12 online modules (1-3 hours each) and a mandatory instructor-led field exercise. Each online module explains the concepts and skills that will be performed and evaluated on the field exercise. Module 12 contains optional knowledge areas (pump operations, map and compass, fire investigation and cultural resources) that are very useful concepts but not required.

Prerequisite Training

Successful completion of S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior.

Memo of Completion and Certificate

Once you have completed the online portion of this course, return to this page to SAVE/PRINT your Memo of Completion. The Memo is proof of your successful completion of the online component and must be provided to the instructor prior to the instructor-led field day.

Upon successful completion of the Field Day, the lead instructor will issue the student a S-130 Firefighter Training (Blended) 2008 certificate of completion.

Note: The in-person Instructor-led field day training is not managed by NWCG or WFLP and the student should contact their training provider or employer to locate and enroll in the in-person field day training.



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