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Training Principles

NWCG Standards for instructors of annual Fireline Refresher Training

Review Agency Policies
Each federal agency has its own policy on refresher training and is accessible by clicking on the appropriate shield. NWCG direction for annual safety refresher training is also posted. State and local policies are not listed at this time, but may be included in the future. One issue is the total hours to be committed to annual fire safety refresher, and who must attend. Agencies do not always agree.

Prepare Documentation
And finally, be sure to fully document who attended, the instructor names, what was covered, and when and where the training took place. A form was developed to assist with refresher documentation. Each participant's training records must be updated, which means course completion memos must be sent to appropriate training officers.
Training Documentation Form

Training Tips for Instructors
And finally, be sure to fully document who attended, the instructor names, what was covered, and when and where the training took place. A form was developed to assist with refresher documentation. Each participant's training records must be updated, which means course completion memos must be sent to appropriate training officers.
Training Documentation Form

The instructor’s 7 deadly sins - tips for fire, rescue, EMS instructors

 

Tips on Developing a Training Session

Fire Behavior and Weather

Refresher training instructors should contact their Geographic Area Coordination Center Intelligence Officers and Meteorologists as well as Regional/State Fire Management Officers to obtain wildland fire potential assessments, seasonal forecasts and other appropriate information. Fire Danger Pocket Cards should be reviewed and discussed in conjunction with the selected predictive services products.

National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC)
The National Interagency Coordination Center is the focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire and other incidents throughout the US. This website is a good source of information pertaining to national and geographical seasonal assessments.

National Predictive Services Group (NPSG) - Wildland Fire Outlook
The National Predictive Services Group provides leadership and direction for Predictive Services.

Climate Prediction Center

Training Packages

Basic Firing Operations

Time: approximately 6 hours
Objective: Stand alone powerpoint with facilitator guide and student workbook
Target: Any firefighter with 1-5 seasons that has not taken S-234
Product: Custom Recording, Boise, ID, (208) 344-3535
Basic Firing Operation (ppt)

After Action ReviewS

Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program AARs

The New Generation Fire Shelter

MTDC Tech Tips - New Generation Fire Shelter Developed for Wildland Firefighters

Defensible space and the Wildland/Urban Interface

Ready, Set, Go!
Firewise

Entrapment Avoidance - It's Your Call! (2002)

Objectives: Examine the factors that determine effectiveness of escape routes and safety zones. Examine the decision processes for engagement on the fireground.
Target: First line fireground decision makers such as Single Resource Boss, Task Force Leader, or Incident Commander
Entrapment (ppt)

Wildland fire leadership development program l-courses

 

The Campbell Prediction System (1991)

Time: 8 hours
Objective: Anticipate when and where fire behavior potential is different.
Target: All fireline personnel
Product: Vendor instructor delivered course
Source: Campbell Wildland Fire Specialists, Ojai, CA (805) 646-7026

www.dougsfire.com/new_wildland.htm