S-231 Engine Boss
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
FIRE 131, FIRE 230 and FIRE 290.
FIRE 215, FIRE 219, FIRE 270, FEMA 1-200 and a certified driver course.
Trains students to perform all duties associated with the single resource engine boss. Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire size up considerations, tactics, and wildland/urban interface. This is an NWCG certified course and students must be qualified as a firefighter type 1 (FFT1) and have successfully completed S-230.
The following learning outcomes are those of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).
1. Perform the tasks of an Engine boss in making the tactical decisions required to safely manage an engine and personnel on an incident.
2. Determine appropriate tactics to be used based upon changes in fire behavior, fire weather, terrain and equipment.
• Engine and Crew Capabilities and Limitations
• Information Sources
• Fire Sizeup Considerations
• Wildlan/Urban Interface
All material is provided to the student.
Students are assessed with exercises; scenarios and final examination.