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Basic Wildland Firefighting

Firefighter Training - Blended (S-130), Introduction to Wildland Fire
Behavior - Online (S-190), & Human Factors on the Fireline - Online (L-180)

Fall 2018
Session Dates Listed Below

During the past 17 years with the assistance of many partner organizations the
Massachusetts Army National Guard (MAARNG) has sponsored and hosted
wildland fire training at Camp Edwards. Training classes are offered free of charge
to students with the intent of furthering wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire
within Massachusetts and among the MAARNG’s many partner agencies



S-130 provides entry level firefighter skills. Field exercises consisting of prescribed burning and other activities will be used to reinforce classroom topics. The online portion of this training is estimated to take 22 hours with 4 hours classroom time, and 8 to 12 hours of field exercise. S-190 provides instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and recognition of potentially hazardous situations. It is designed to meet the fire behavior training needs of a firefighter type 2 (FFT2) on an incident. The online portion of this training is estimated to take 6 to 8 hours with 3 hours classroom time.

L-180 exposes students to human performance concepts as part of basic wildland firefighter training. The course is specifically designed for entry-level operational personnel; however, this course also applies to all wildland fire service personnel, including non-operational personnel.

The online portion of this training is estimated to take 4 hours.


ICS-100/IS100 introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. Additionally, the ICS-100/IS100 describes the history, features and principles, organizational structure of the system, and explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The online portion of this training is estimated to take 3 hours.

IS700 introduces the National Incident Management System (NIMS) concept – a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. The online portion of this training is estimated to take 3 hours.

TARGET GROUP: Entry-level wildland firefighters.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DATES:There is a four step processes to complete the training.

1. Following acceptance into the training students will be expected to complete all online portions of the S-130, S-190, and L-180 trainings. Individuals who do not already have IS100 and IS700 will also need to complete those online trainings.

2. Students will then attend one of four 8-hour classroom session in September at the Joint Base Cape Cod’s Fire Station training room on Tuesday the 4th, Wednesday the 5th, Thursday the 6th, or Friday the 7th, upon arrival to the class all students must have proof of completion of all online trainings and course prerequisites.

3. Following completion of the classroom portion of the training students will complete a field exercise checklist on an approved prescribed burn or field exercise. The dates of any prescribed burns or field exercise opportunities are to be determined. This step must be completed by June 30th of 2019.

4. A copy of the field evaluation form will be returned and a final certificate of completion will be issued at that time to each student who successfully completes all requirements.

NOMINATION: Complete the registration form (Google Forms) at https://goo.gl/forms/Uyf7dr0OTxtbYMwB3 by Friday, August 24th, 2018. Notification of acceptance with weblinks and information on the online portions of the trainings will be emailed within 7 days of registration on a rolling basis. Note limited space is available in each of the 4 classroom sessions
TUITION: There is no tuition fee; however students are responsible for their own travel costs, food, and lodging.


Alex Etkind, Specialist
Northeast Forest and Fire Management, LLC
29 Moody Drive, Sandwich, MA 02563-1820
Email: alexetkind@ne-ffm.com
Phone: (781) 974-4583
Web Site: www.ne-ffm.com