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S-131: Firefighter Type I

Next Course:

Online coursework January 9-23, 2023 and scenario session on Tuesday, January 24th via Zoom

Register HERE on December 14, 2022 (*Dec 7 for previous grads)

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:

$85-$100

*Early registration is available to participants who has previously graduated from one or more of the NATA Certificate Courses (contact coordinator for access in advance).

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; followed by 2-hour exam.

Internet access and audio and video capability is required; participants must use their own computer during the Zoom session (i.e., multiple participants from the same office cannot share a computer during the session).

For more information, contact:

Training Coordinator

Natural Areas Training Academy

nata@ifas.ufl.edu

Students seated in a classroom.

Students seated in a classroom.

Students seated in a classroom.