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Online July 11 to 26, with virtual training session on July 28, 2022

Register HERE starting June 27th at 10:00am EDT (early registration June 20th)

Course Description:

This course is presented in a 100% online/virtual format; both the online and live virtual trainings are REQUIRED.

S-131 is a suggested National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with substantial wildland fire experience and currently qualified as a FFT2 desiring to be qualified as a FFT1 or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) in the National Interagency Incident Management System: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS-310-1). Note: S-133 is no longer offered and content has now been merged into the S-131 course.

This is NOT an entry-level course; it is leadership training for experienced firefighters. At a very minimum, participants must have been on 3+ burns/wildfires and completed S-130/S-190/L-180 (Basic Wildland Firefighter Type II) prior to this course. Most participants have many years of wildland fire experience.

This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains several tactical decision games designed to facilitate learning the objectives and class discussion. Topics include fireline reference materials, communications, and tactical decision making.

Registration Fee:


*Early registration is available to participants who has previously graduated from one or more of the NATA Core Certificate Courses.

Online coursework:

Approximately 9 hours, to be completed at your own pace during the 2-weeks prior to the live training session (REQUIRED).

Live virtual training:

1/2 day (4 hours) live virtual training via Zoom

Internet access and video capability is required, and participants must use their own device during the Zoom session (i.e., multiple participants from the same agency cannot use one device).

For more information, contact:

Workshop Coordinator

Natural Areas Training Academy

Students seated in a classroom.

Students seated in a classroom.

Students seated in a classroom.