S-212 is a suggested National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals currently qualified as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) desiring to be qualified as a Firefighter Type I (FFT1), Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5), or Felling Boss, Single Resource (FELB) in the National Interagency Incident Management System: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS 310-1).
This course prepares you to perform low complexity project and fireline tasks under the supervision of a fully qualified trainer. It will provide the basic skills required by NWCG member agencies for using chainsaws safely. This wildland fire chainsaw program was developed to provide new sawyers with a solid foundation for safe and efficient chainsaw handling and operation while bucking, limbing, brushing, and slashing, and felling for project work or fireline construction.
Pre-training (~1 hour) must be completed before the first day of the training.
Three day in-person training at Ordway-Swisher Biological Station in Melrose, FL.
Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging. Downtown Gainesville is a ~30 minute drive. Closer options include cabins and camping at Gold Head Branch State Park in Keystone Heights or the Waldo Inn & suites in Waldo (~20 minutes each).
Meghan Lauer, Workshop Coordinator
Natural Areas Training Academy