Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher:
As you can see, we've made some changes.
A system of icons has been developed to help you identify the required annual training topics needed for redcard certification. As you select training modules from the library, make sure you have at least one icon from each of the core topics as shown in the legend.
Be sure to review your agency requirements for required training hours.
Use training and reference materials to study the risk management process as identified in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) as appropriate to the participants, e.g., LCES, Standard Firefighting Orders, Watch Out Situations, Wildfire Decision Support System (WFDSS) direction, Fire Management Plan priorities, etc.
Review and discuss current topics which could be based on the new modules or areas of concern identified by your agency or geographic area. Review forecasts and assessments for the upcoming fire season and discuss implications for firefighter safety.
Choose additional hazard and safety subjects, which may include SAFENET, current safety alerts, site/unit specific safety issues and hazards.
Review and discuss last resort survival including escape and fire shelter deployment site selection. Conduct "hands-on" fire shelter inspections. Practice shelter deployments in applicable crew/module configurations (wearing fireline personal protective equipment during fire shelter practice can enhance the learning experience for students).