FRST 100 - Wildland & Rural Fire Control
Contact Hours: 3
This course will acquaint the student with wildland & rural fire control problems and methods. Wildland fire behavior and basic firefighter training are covered. Students who successfully complete this course will meet the necessary criteria needed to qualify to suppress wildfires, WHILE UNDER CLOSE SUPERVISION, in the USFS wildland firefighting system. The class includes a general discussion of the history, development, and constant review of how and why wildland fire prevention and control is necessary. There is an assumption that fighting wildland fires is good, while at the same time the natural phenomena of cleansing and replenishing the wild by fire needs review and consideration.
FRST-100 includes National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) courses S-130 Firefighter Training, S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, I-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, & L-180 Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service. Students who complete the Wildland and Rural Fire Control course, along with satisfactory completion of the required physical fitness test (Pack Test) could earn their Red Card certification. This will allow students to apply for firefighting jobs with all state and federal agencies.
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