Training Course: S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter

Aug 15, 2017 - All Day
Aug 16, 2017 - All Day
Aug 17, 2017 - All Day
Aug 18, 2017 - All Day
Waccasassa Forestry Center - 5353 NE 39th Ave.; Gainesville, FL 32609

This course is designed to provide entry-level firefighter skills, and is often required for participation in prescribed burning activities. Participants will receive federally-recognized NWCG certificates for S130, S190, and L180.

Course topics include:

  • Proper tactics to extinguish fire with or without the use of water
  • Why lookouts, communications, escape routes, and safety zones are important
  • The primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire
  • How to recognize potentially hazardous situations
  • Environmental factors of fuels, weather, and topography that affect the spread of wildland fire