WF 101 : Firefighter Type II Training

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Firefighter Type II Training



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The purpose of this course is to train new firefighters in basic firefighting skills and the basic fire behavior factors that will aid them in the safe and effective control of wildland fires. Students will receive NWCG certification in S-130, S-190, L-180 and S-133.

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1. Explain what the LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones) system is and how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders.
2. Construct fireline to required standards using various methods.
3. Strengthen, reinforce, and use holding actions on a fireline.
4. Extinguish the fire with or without the use of water.
5. Given an assignment in a wildfire environment, describe factors in that environment which could impact safety.
6. Students will demonstrate an understanding of their responsibilities to address human performance issues so they can integrate more effectively into crews/teams operating in high risk, dynamic work environments.
7. List and describe indicators that firefighters should observe on the fire line related to fire behavior.
8. Identify and discuss the three sides of the fire triangle.
9. Identify the environmental factors of fuels, weather and topography that affect the start and spread of wildland fire.
10. Describe the contributing factors that indicate the potential for increased fire behavior that may compromise safety.

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