Below is a full listing of each course provided during the 2019 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 2019
FEMA ALL HAZARDS Courses
All-Hazards course prerequisites: required ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-0100.b, IS-0200.b, US-0700.a, IS-0800.b along with AHIMT course or local C&G training.
E0146: Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program
E0146: HOMELAND SECURITY EXERCISE EVALUATION PROGRAM (HSEEP) COURSE
Basic course provides a comprehensive overview of exercise design along with practical skill development. Using the same terminology and processes, this course will provide activities that will give participants an opportunity to interact with many of the templates and other materials that are detailed in the HSEEP doctrine created and maintained by the National Exercise Division to ensure exercises are conducted in a consistent manner. Target audience includes: Anyone planning to attend the Training & Exercise Symposium and who is a member of an exercise design team or fulfills a role in one of the following areas of the exercise design process: design, development, conduct, evaluation, or improvement planning for an exercise. Prerequisites: IS 120.a - An Introduction to Exercises (Required) and IS 130 - Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning (Recommended).
G-191: Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center (ICS/EOC) Interface
The course provides an opportunity for participants to begin developing an ICS/EOC interface for their community. The course reviews ICS & EOC responsibilities & functions & depends heavily on exercises & group discussions to formulate the interface. Recommended Pre-requisites: ICS-100.b, ICS-200.b or an EOC Management Course. This course is required for those individuals pursuing the FEMA/EMI Advanced Professional Series (APS) certificate
G-557 Rapid Needs Assessment 8 hours
This course provides information and resources that will enable participants to plan an effective Damage Assessment Program and conduct rapid and effective damage assessments in order to save lives, protect property and the environment, and begin the process of recovery and mitigation
G-775 EOC Management and Operations 16 hours
This course describes the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. The course contains disaster-related examples, activities and case studies that relate to EOC's and multi-agency coordination systems at the local, state and federal levels of government.
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
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 Plan 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
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.
L-967: NIMS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC)
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 OSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: responding to the incident and effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledg
Skill Specific Courses
CDOT: CDOT/DFPC Wildfire Program
This course is for CDOT employees only
CO-FPS/CO-WIMS: Colorado Fire Prediction System and Situational Awareness Workshop
This workshop provides wildland firefighters with training in the operation of the Colorado Wildfire Information Management System (CO-WIMS), which includes access to intelligence and situational awareness products from the Colorado MultiMission Aircraft and many other data sources. Training in the operation of the Colorado Fire Prediction System (CO-FPS) and interpretation of predictive products will also be provided. This new system allows firefighters to quickly and easily predict the growth and behavior of wildfires in Colorado. Prerequisite: S-290.
Fixed Wing Parking Tender (FWPT) and Ramp Manager (RAMP) class
This class will give the participant an overview of the roles and responsibilities of these positions; aircraft safety and communications; hand signals, radio use and ground operations SOPs; hazard and risk assessment; and aircraft anatomy, types, capabilities & limitations as it pertains to ramp operations.
Students in the Fixed Wing Parking Tender and Ramp Manager class can expect to have a comprehensive understanding of ramp operations and the responsibilities and requirements of a Fixed Wing Parking Tender and participate in a number of tasks outlined in the FWPT/RAMP combined taskbook with hands-on activities and marshalling live aircraft. They should come out of the class as competent and confident trainee Fixed Wing Parking Tenders.
Participants should be prepared for outdoor activities on the ramp - Long pants, closed-toed shoes, and eye protection are required, and weather appropriate outerwear recommended.
PEW: PTRC/EQTR Workshop
This workshop is a great opportunity for hands-on experience
in Time module of e-ISuite for trainee and qualified EQTRs and PTRCs. Prerequisites: S-260 or online S-260 and S-261.
Retardant Crew Member (RTCM) Mix Master (MXMS) class
This class will give the participant an overview of the roles and responsibilities of these positions; explore the equipment, products and processes involved in acquiring, mixing, testing and delivering retardant into an aircraft; environmental impact management policies & best practices; and an introduction to aircraft types and loading systems. All training will focus on safety around large & small fixed-wing aircraft, ground operations & communication.
Students in the Retardant Crewmember & Mixmaster class can expect to have a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities and requirements of each role and participate in several of the tasks outlined in the RTCM/MXMS combined taskbook with hands-on activities mixing and testing retardant and loading aircraft. They should come out of the class as competent and confident trainee RTCM’s & MXMS’s.
Participants should be prepared for outdoor activities on the ramp - Long pants, closed-toed shoes, and eye protection are required, and weather appropriate outerwear recommended.
UTV/ROV Basic Driver Course
This one day UTV course is designed to provide for driver development in the areas of skill development and risk management strategies. The course will give students a better understanding of pre-ride safety checks, basic off-highway driving skills, and safe driving practices. This is a one day class that will include closed course driving exercises and trail experiences. Upon successful completion each student will receive a course completion card from the Recreational Off-highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA).
Prerequisite: Must have a valid motor vehicle license. Complete The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle E-Course at www.rohva.org
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.
Prerequisites: None.S-130/190 (Online): Review & Field Day with Overnight! This two-day class assists those students taking the online S-130/190 course with the necessary classroom review & field work to successfully complete the class for NWCG certification. Prerequisites: Successful completion of online S-130/190 modules with academy instructor
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. *There will be an overnight field component with this class
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-211: Pumps & Water Use
This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to design, setup,operate, troubleshoot, and shut down portable water delivery systems. The focus is on portable pumps – it does not address water delivery for engines. Topics covered include: portable water delivery systems; equipment; roles and responsibilities; and system design and hydraulics. There is also a field exercise where students will apply what they learned in the classroom.
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-260: Interagency Incident Business Management
Discusses business management principles associated with incidents. This course includes: employee responsibilities and conduct; recruitment personnel time recording; pay and commissary; correct reporting procedures for injuries; procurement and equipment time recording; property documentation; cooperative agreements with other agencies; claims/accident investigations. Prerequisites: None.
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-273: Single Engine Air Tanker Manager
This is a blended learning course. Students are required to complete five online modules and complete an assessment prior to class. Students will perform the tasks required of a
SEMG to mobilize and transition into an incident aviation environment; prepare for, manage, and oversee all phases of a single engine air tanker operation to support local unit and
incident activities; evaluate the capabilities and organizational needs to implement a safe and efficient single engine air tanker operation to meet the requirements of the local unit
and/or and Incident Action Plan, or both.
Prerequisites: S-270, RAMP qualified
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.
S-339: Division/Group Supervisor
This course prepares students to perform in the role of division/group supervisor. It provides instruction in support of the specific tasks of the DIVS, but will not instruct students in general management/supervision or in the incident command system (ICS), both of which the student should learn through prerequisite work. Topics include division/group management, organizational interaction, division operations, all-hazard operations, & tactical decision games.
Prerequisites: Qualified as a (TFLD) OR qualified as (ICT3) OR qualified as (ICT4) & in any two strike team leader positions (one must be STCR or STEN).