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Students dig "mock" fireline during Basic Wildland Firefighter training.

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An introductory course designed to train entry-level firefighters. Participants will gain knowledge of the basic incident management organization, firefighting techniques, suppression equipment, safety, strategy/tactics, and fire behavior. Weather permitting, field exercises will be held for valuable hands-on-training. This course encompasses both field and classroom units. Field sessions are not optional. Length: 40 hours.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

• Explain what the LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones)

system is and how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders.

• Construct fireline to required standards using various methods.

• Strengthen, reinforce, and use holding actions on a fireline.

• Extinguish the fire with or without the use of water.

• Complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

• Given an assignment in a wildfire environment, describe factors in that environment which

could impact safety.

*Participants are required to provide their own lunches.

**Participants are required to bring their own 8" leather boots with Vibram soles.

To register for S 130/190 for February 9-13, 2015. Please print and fill out the NWCG nomination form.

All NWCG nomination forms should be submitted to the Course Coordinator via email or fax.

Course Coordinator: Marc Lequieu, e-mail us or fax 305-246-9197.

For more information, please contact Everglades Fire Information at 305-242-7053.

Last updated: February 22, 2018

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