Back to All Events

S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training

S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training


Online: March 2 - 15, 2015


In-person: March 17 - 20, 2015

Waccasassa Forestry Center, Gainesville FL
Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, Melrose FL

$125 - General Registration
$100 - Student Registration

This course is designed to provide entry level firefighter skills. Participants will receive NWCG certificates for S130, S190, and L180.

Course topics include:

  • Proper tactics to extinguish fire with or without the use of water
  • Why lookouts, communications, escape routes, and safety zones are important
  • The primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire
  • How to recognize potentially hazardous situations
  • Environmental factors of fuels, weather, and topography that affect the spread of wildland fire

Online trainings: Prior to the in-person training, participants must complete both the FEMA IS-100 course online (2-4 hours of training; must bring proof of completion on 3/17/15) AND the online S190 course (6-8 hours of training, link provided after registration closes; test to be taken on first day of in-person training).

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday will consist of classroom instruction at the Waccasassa Forestry Center in Gainesville; Thursday will be an all-day field exercise at Ordway-Swisher Biological Station. The self-paced S190 course will be available online from 3/2 - 3/15/15.




Registration closes March 6, 2015

Cancellation requests are subject to a $50 fee;
no refunds will be offered after registration closes