Illinois Fire Service Institute


NWCG S-130 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training : 20.00 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to provide entry level wildland firefighter skills; including but not limited to basic incident command terminology relative to wildland firefighting positions, basic crew and resource configurations, tools, equipment and fundamental water handling concepts commonly used in wildland suppression operations. An integral part of the training covers safety issues and the mitigation concepts utilized to protect the firefighter in this dangerous environment. The student learns and hones these skills during realistic live fire exercises. Upon successful completion of this class, the student will walk away with an increased level of basic wildland firefighter competencies.


The class fees for this class are being covered by a grant if your department serves a population under 10,000.  If you fail to attend the class or cancel after 4 weeks from the start of the class, you or your sponsoring department may be billed the full tuition of the class.


  S-130 - Syllabus.pdf

This course is part of the following Program

  • wildland


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact THOMAS RICHTER

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact THOMAS RICHTER or your regional representative.

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Upcoming Classes

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kirkland Fri, Mar 5 2021 -
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cisco Fri, Mar 26 2021 -
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alhambra Fri, Nov 5 2021 -
Sun, Nov 7 2021

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