Below is a full listing of each course provided during the 2018 Summer Training Session with a brief description.
Courses descriptions for all classes being held at the upcoming academy can be found below. They describe the basic class and include the pre-requisite requirements.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS - June 2018
FEMA ALL HAZARDS Courses
L-954: NIMS All-Hazards Safety Officer (SOF)
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective SOFR on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: responding to the incident and the safety needs of the incident, and effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Safety Officer on an All-Hazards IMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Prerequisites: Required: IS/ ICS-100, 200, 300, and 700. Recommended: ICS-400, AHIMT Course or C&G Local Training
L-960: NIMS All-Hazards Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
The course prepares students to perform in the role of the Division/Group Supervisor on an All Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). It provides instruction in support of the specific tasks of the DIVS. Topics include DIVS management, organizational interaction, division operations, all-hazard operations, and tactical decision games. Prerequisites: Required: ICS - 100, 200, 300, and IS-700. Recommended: ICS- 400, AHIMT Course or C&G Local Training.
L-962: NIMS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief(PSC)
This course provides local- & State-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, & capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) managing the planning cycle, & 2) tracking resources & incident status.Prerequisites: required completion of IS-100, 200,700, 800, ICS 300 and ICS 400
L-965: All-Hazards Resources Unit Leader (RESL)
As of October 1, 2013, NWCG recognizes the FEMA NIMS E/ L965, Resources Unit Leader course as an alternative to taking the NWCG S-349 course. This course is designed to train potential resources unit leader (RESL). It describes RESL responsibilities related to resource status systems, planning process, and resource products/outputs. Prerequisites: Required: IS/ ICS - 100, 200, 300, 700 and 703. Recommended: ICS- 400, AHIMT Course or C&G Local Training
O-305: All-Hazards Incident Management Team
As part of a technical assistance program to develop Incident Management Teams(IMT) across the country, the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Program Branch is coordinating the management of the All-Hazards Incident Management Team curriculum for State and specified Regional Incident Management Teams. The overall goal of USFA's IMT program is to develop state and regional IMTs to function under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) during a large and/or complex incident or a major event. This course is designed for those who are assigned to function in an All-Hazards IMT during a large/complex incident, typically extending into the second operational period. The AHIMT can either support an existing ICS structure, or can assume command of an incident if requested to do so. The AHIMT can ease the transition to a Type 2 or Type 1 IMT for incidents of national significance. Prerequisites: All responders who may serve in command or general staff positions must have the following: IS-100.B, IS-200.B, G-300/ICS300, G-400/ICS400, IS-700.A and IS-800.B courses
Skill Specific Courses
CS: Collector & Survey 123
This course will provide a hands-on introduction to using and supporting Survey123 and Collector during incident response. Participants will use the NIFC ArcGIS Online Organization. Classroom demonstration and discussion as well as indoor and outdoor exercises will cover these topics: device configuration, using the applications, working with little or no cell/ Wi-fi, and creating maps and surveys from existing templates.
Prerequisites: Participants will need to bring their own smart phone or tablet. Tablet needs to be capable of having a cellular data plan thus ensuring it has a GPS.
MM: Mix Master Workshop
A qualified Individual who is in charge of mixing fire chemicals for use during fire operations. This position is often viewed as the sole individual who adjusts mix equipment during mix operations. The mix master has the sole responsibility over keeping fire chemicals within Agency specifications. The mix Master will monitor mixing equipment, micro-motion meter(s) and assisting personal during all mixing operations All Agency and manufactures product guidelines will be adhered to during mixing.
This e-ISuite course is designed to expose a user to the basic application functions of each of the following modules in eISuite; Resources, Cost, Time and the Incident Action Plan. These application modules are used within the Plans and Finance sections of an incident management team (Types 1,2 and 3) as well as home units. Functional knowledge of the application is required to accomplish the responsibilities in those sections. Objective: to prepare students to work on an incident management team in one or more of the following positions; SCKM, RESL, DMOB, PTRC, EQTR, COST or COMP. Target group; this course is designed primarily for those who wish to work on a Type 1, Type 2 or Fire Use IMT in Planning or Finance.
PEW: PTRC/EQTR Workshop
This workshop is a great opportunity for hands-on experience including e-Isuite for time and equipment recorders who have completed S-261. Example incident scenarios will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring laptop with e-Isuite. Prerequisite: S-261.
FI-210: Fire Investigation Training
This course is designed to prepare an individual for basic fire investigation responsibilities in the area of origin and cause determination. Students successfully completing this course will recieve full credit for FI-210 as required by NWCG certification standards.
Prerequisites: Law Enforcement Officer or 1 year experience as a firefighter.
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS: ICS for Supervisors & Expanding Incidents
This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently using the Incident Command System (ICS) in supervisory roles on expanding or Type 3 incidents. Topics include: ICS fundamentals review, incident/event assessment and agency guidance in establishing incident objectives, Unified Command, incident resources management, planning process, demobilization and incident transfer of command or close out. This course is NIMS compliant. Qualifies for CO Post Credit!
ICS-400: Advanced ICS: ICS for Command & General Staff & Complex Incidents
This course directs the student towards an operational understanding of large single-agency and complex multiagency/multi-jurisdictional incident responses. Topics include fundamentals review for command and general staff, major and/or complex incident/event management, area command, and multi-agency coordination. Interchangeable with G400 and H467, they are all NIMS compliant. Qualifies for CO Post Credit!
L-280: Followership to Leadership
This training course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. The course combines one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day in the field with students working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course). Topic areas include: Leadership values & principles; transition challenges for new leaders; situational leadership; team cohesion factors; & ethical decision-making.
Prerequisites: Experience on incident assignments in operations or support functions & L-180.
L-380: Fireline Leadership
This course also known as “At the Point of the Spear: Leading and preparing emergency response units “(DHS CA-002PREV) is a 36-hour program that focuses on helping response leaders build more cohesive, adaptive, and resilient teams. This program teaches principles for leading in high-risk and high-stress environments, building team cohesion, and resolving conflicts and problems within the team. Using a mix of theory, classroom exercises, and field exercises, this interactive program is designed to reinforce mission-driven operational culture at the team level and to provide a framework from which to launch future organizational development. More than 50 agencies and departments rely on this program for first-line leader development. Prerequisites: Incident personnel with supervisory responsibilities; Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180); completion of pre-course work. Sponsored by CO Division of Fire Prevention & Control.
S-130/190: Firefighting Training & Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior
This introductory course is designed to train entry-level firefighters referred to as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2). You will be introduced to & gain knowledge of the basic incident management organization, firefighting techniques, suppression equipment, safety, strategy/tactics along with fire behavior. Field exercises will be performed for valuable hands-on training. Includes L-180.
S-130/190 (Online): Review & Field Day ONLY!
This two-day class assists those students taking the online S-130/190 course modules with the necessary classroom review & field work to successfully complete the class for NWCG certification.
Pre-requisites: successful completion of online S-130/190 modules with academy instructor.
S-131: Firefighter Type 1 *New curriculum
This course is designed to the meet the needs of an advanced Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). The course is interactive & contains several tactical decision games designed to facilitate learning the objectives & class discussion. Topics include: fireline reference materials, communications & tactical decision making.
Prerequisites: Qualified as FFT2.
S-200: Initial Attack Incident Commander
The intent of this course is to provide students with the tools & techniques to make the transition from Single Resource Boss to Incident Commander.
Prerequisites: Qualified as any Single Resource Boss (SRB).
S-212: Wildland Fire Chain Saws
This class is designed to train students in the proper use of chain saws and techniques necessary to prepare them for their functional role as a chain saw operator on an incident. Class A and B certification is available with this 5-day class & field (based on evaluation). Prerequisites: Qualified as FFT2 and current certification in Basic First Aid & CPR.
S-215: Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface
Instructional units include firefighter safety in the interface, managing human factors in the interface, pre-incident planning, sizeup & initial strategy, structure triage, structure protection overview, tactics in the interface, tactical operations & resource use in the interface, action assessment, plan update, & after action review.
Prerequisite: Agency personnel - (FFT1) qualified. Structural Fire Department complete Intro to ICS(I-100), (L-180), (S-130/190), and (S-131); or equivalent training.
S-219: Firing Operations
This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of a Firing Boss (FIRB) to qualified FFT2 and FFT1 and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage in a firing operation. The course discusses and illustrates common firing devices and techniques. Although comprehensive in nature, the course work is not a substitute for the dynamic fire environment.
Prerequisites: a minimum of FFT2 qualified and RT-130. Students seeking FIRB certification must successfully complete, ICS-200, S-230, S-290 and RT-130.
S-230: Crew Boss (Single Resource)
This is a classroom course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation & mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety & tactics, offline duties, demobilization, & post incident responsibilities.
Prerequisites: S-290 & FFT1 qualified.
S-231: Engine Boss (Single Resource)
This is a skill course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with engine boss, single resource (ENGB). Topics include engine & crew capabilities & limitations, information sources, fire sizeup considerations, tactics, & wildland/urban interface.
Prerequisites: S-230 & FFT1 qualified.
S-236: Heavy Equipment Boss (Single Resource)
This is a skill course is designed to meet the training needs of a Heavy Equipment Boss on an incident as outlined the PMS 310-1 and the Position Task Book developed for the position. Primary considerations are tactical use and safety precautions required to establish and maintain an effective dozer operation. A field exercise is required as part of the course. Prerequisites: includes completion of pre-course work (2 hours) and Qualified as firefighter type 1 (FFT1).
S-261: Applied Interagency Incident Business Management
This course is designed to provide the prerequisites skills/knowledge necessary to perform the task of the entry-level finance positions for commissary manager, personnel time recorder, equipment time recorder, compensation for injury specialist and claims specialist.
S-270: Basic Air Operations
This course covers aircraft types & capabilities, aviation management & safety for flying in & working with agency aircraft, tactical & logistical uses of aircraft, & requirements for helicopter take-off & landing areas. Note: The regulations, procedures & policies addressed in this course are primarily those governing federal agency & ICS operations.
S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
This fire behavior course provides students with the knowledge of wildland fuels & fire behavior to make safe & effective fire management decisions on prescribed & wildland fires.
S-330: Task Force/Strike Team Leader
This course meets the training requirements for the positions of Task Force & Strike Team Leader. The course is designed to be interactive with several scenarios & exercises specific to wildland fire suppression.
Prerequisites: Qualified as any Single Resource Boss; completion of pre-course work.