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 2020
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.
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.
L-964: NIMS All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL)
As of 10/1/13, NWCG recognizes FEMA L964 as an equivalent to NWCG S-346 course. This course prepares students to accomplish the duties & responsibilities of a SITL. Topics include: how to activate, set up, organize, manage & demobilize a situation unit. Also covers technology used for maps, ICS-209, & other reports that the Situation Unit produces.
L-970: NIMS All-Hazards Supply Unit Leader (SPUL)
The course provides a realistic, hands on approach to mastering the skills of a SPUL. Attendees identify information required for ordering, completion of required forms & documentation, anticipation of ordering and supply needs for the incident along with mobilization, setting up and managing the Supply Unit, and demobilization.
L-975: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.MGT-383 Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Communities is an eight-hour, management and planning level, instructor-led course designed to provide emergency managers and rural first responders with the knowledge and skills to develop an emergency operations plan (EOP) for their respective jurisdictions. The course provides practical knowledge about the planning process, different types of EOP formats, and the components of each. Participants engage in scenarios designed to reinforce lessons learned, enable them to determine the best format for their particular jurisdictions, and to organize the various planning components into an EOP.
MGT-383 Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Communities
This is an eight-hour, management and planning level, instructor-led course designed to provide emergency managers and rural first responders with the knowledge and skills to develop an emergency operations plan (EOP) for their respective jurisdictions. The course provides practical knowledge about the planning process, different types of EOP formats, and the components of each. Participants engage in scenarios designed to reinforce lessons learned, enable them to determine the best format for their particular jurisdictions, and to organize the various planning components into an EOP. Prerequisites: IS100.b, IS235.c, IS453, IS700A, IS800B and IS2900
MGT-415 Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities
This is an 8-hour planning and management-level course designed for public officials, community leaders, and private-sector representatives in rural communities who play key roles in the disaster recovery process. The course assists rural communities with effective and efficient implementation of recovery efforts, thus ensuring the best possible long-term social and economic recovery of their communities from disaster. Prerequisites: IS100.b, IS700A and IS2900
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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-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-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).