Below is a full listing of each course provided during the 2019 Winter 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 - JANUARY 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

L-950: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Incident Commander
This course is designed to provide State and local level emergency ersponders with a robust understanding of the duites, responsibilities andcapabilities of an effective incident commander on an all-hazards incident management team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories; (1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident; and (2) effectively fullfilling the position responsibilities of an incident commander on an AHIMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions and final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.
Prerequisites: Required: IS-100, 200, 700, 800 & ICS 300 & ICS 400 id required

L-952: NIMS All-Hazards Public Information Officer (PIO)
This course meets the training requirements for a PIO Type 2. Topics include information organization & assignment, developing a communications strategy, information operations, creating a safe environment, effective media relations, incident within an incident, community relations analysis, documentation, demobilization, & transitioning.

L-956: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Liaison officer (LOFR)
This course provides local and state level emergency responders with an understanding of duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective liaison officer. Topics include: position concept, agency representatives, stakeholders,
incident communications and work location, information
flow, planning process, special situations, demobilization.

L-969: NIMS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML)
This course helps attendees establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COMM UL in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COMM UL operating in a local- or state-level AHIMT. These responsibilities include the collection, processing and dissemination as needed to facilitate Operations of Command, general Staff, and Unit Leaders within the confines of a Type 3 AH Incident
Management Team

L-973:NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/administrative Section Chief (FSC)
This course provides local-and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities include managing the Finance/Administration Section personnel and managing the finances and administrative responsibilities during an incident.

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

 233: Fireline Paramedic:
This course will cover necessary information for EMT’s & Paramedics to function as a Single Resource on Wildland Fires. The class will review the typical emergencies, equipment needs, interface with the MEDL, emergency evacuations, wildland safety considerations, navigation and responsibilities. Prerequisites: Current EMT or paramedic certification.

CCBB/RXB3: Certified Burner / Introduction to Agency Burn Boss (RXB3) Low Complexity Prescribed Fire Leadership:
This course provides introductory training in the planning, design & implementation of low complexity “pile” burning projects. Topics include a review of basic fire behavior, project design, smoke management, legal liability, implementation techniques & the development of site specific burn plans with risk management & project complexity. Upon successful completion of this course, private landowners can initiate the task book certification process through the CO Div. Fire Prevention & Control as a Certified Burner Level B. Local, county, state and federal agency attendees are encouraged to initiate Burn Boss Type 3 Task Book.  Prerequisites: Private landowners: none. Agency attendees: qualified FFT1 or ICT5 and S-290. Important Note: Private entities without any prior fire experience and/ or training must attend all three days. Agency attendees meeting the prerequisites will start the class on day 2.

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 Multi-Mission 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.

N9062: E-ISUITE ALL MODULES

This course exposes a user to the basic application functions of each e-Isuite module: Resources, Cost, Time, and the Incident Action Plan. These application modules are used within the Plans and Finance sections of an IMT as well as home units. Functional knowledge of the application is required to accomplish the responsibilities within those sections. Objective: to prepare students to work on an IMT in one or more of the following positions: SCKN, RESL, DMOB, PTRC, EQTR, COST, or COMP.


NWCG Courses

D-110: Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC) with Intro to ROSS
This course is an overview of the expanded dispatch organization. Topics included: resource ordering & statusing systems (ROSS) process, along with established dispatch ordering channels, resource order & forms. Finally, the importance of communication & working relationships is addressed.  Prerequisites: None.

Portable PumpsICS-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!
Prerequisites: ICS-200.

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!
Prerequisites: ICS-300.

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-381:  Incident Leadership
s is a leadership development training recommended for incident response personnel who will function in fireline command roles. This is an exercise/simulation-based training. The intent of this training is to provide future leaders of divisions, groups, and type 3 incidents with the leadership tools to effectively exert command and control over a quickly assembled team in a time constrained and rapidly changing incident environment. Prerequisites: L-180, Qualified as any strike leader, (TFLD), (ICT4), any support unit leader, or supervisory dispatcher..

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.

Planning and MappingS-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-203: Introduction to Incident Information
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to serve as Public Information Officers (PIOF). The course covers establishing and maintaining an incident information operation, communicating with internal and external audiences, working with the news media, handling special situations, and long-term planning and strategy. Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of PIO by successfully participating in a simulation and written exam. Prerequisites: completion of pre-course work.

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.

Saw Work

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-248:Status/Check-in Recorder
This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and techniques used to perform the duties of a status check-in recorder (SCKN). The course provides an overview of what a student can expect if dispatched to an incident using e-Isuite. Prerequisites: It is recommended that students have completed Basic ICS (ICS-200) and Human Factors (L- 180),and have basic computer skills in the Windows environment.

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.
Prerequisites: S-260

S-262:  Incident Contract Project Inspector
The course will prepare students to represent the Contracting Officer Rep (COR/COTR) to secure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract and notify the contractor of deviations from the contract requirements. Provide subject matter expertise in the field to the incident supervisor of contracted equipment to ensure contract requirements are met. Consult with the COR/COTR concerning matters which may require contract action. Prerequisites: None.

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.
Prerequisites: None.

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.
Prerequisites: S-130/190.

S-300: Extended Attack Incident Commander
This course focuses on the lessons of leadership & command as they relate to the ICT3 position. Participative lecture format with multiple tactical decision games for students to practice new knowledge. Topics covered: Foundation Skills, Situational Awareness, Command & Control, Managing the Incident, Transitional Activities, Post-Fire Activities & a Final Simulation with Optional Staff Ride.  Prerequisites: Qualified ICT4 & TFLD or Qualified ICT4 & strike team leader & any two single resource boss positions (one must be CRWB or ENGB).

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 Line work
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).

S-357: Food Unit Leader
This course is designed to meet the training needs of a food unit leader (FDUL). Topics include information about the assignment, coordination, general information, safe food handling, national contract administration, alternate feeding methods, and demobilization. A significant portion of this course is devoted to examining the administration of the National Mobile Food Services Contract as it applies to the FDUL. Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of pre-work.

S-359: Medical Unit Leader
This course is designed to provide the skills & knowledge needed to perform in the role of medical unit leader (MEDL). Topics include gathering information, organizing the medical unit, supervising the unit, evaluation, documentation, & demobilization. Prerequisites: Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or equivalent.

S-390: Introduction to Fire Behavior Calculations
This is a skills course designed to instruct prospective fireline supervisors in wildland fire behavior for effective & safe fire management operations.  Prerequisites: S-290 & satisfactory performance as Single Resource Boss.