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Apply on-line now for Colorado Firecamp's upcoming S-131//211 Firefighter Type 1 classes, offering the complete session for $415, including meals and lodging:

  • Oct. 20-22, 2017
  • Dec. 15-17, 2017
  • Jan. 5-7, 2018
  • Apr. 6-8, 2018
  • Apr. 30- May 2, 2018

Supervisors are encouraged to initiate the FFT1/ICT5 taskbook for students prior to attending this class in accordance PMS 310-1 Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide and agency policy.

“Position task books can be initiated before attendance and successful completion of required training. However, Trainees cannot become fully qualified for the position until required training has been successfully completed. A Trainee must be qualified in the prerequisite position(s) before a PTB can be initiated.” - PMS 310-1, November, 2011


We are pleased to supplement the NWCG course content with Introduction to Fire Signature Predictions, based upon the work of Doug Campbell. See www.dougsfire.com for more information about CPS.


S-131 Firefighter Type 1; S-211 Portable Pumps & Water Use; and Introduction to Fire Signature Predictions

Firefighter Type 1 / Incident Commander Type 5 taskbook
A FFT1/ICT5 position taskbook can be initiated by our training specialist with authorization from the student's fire department or home unit.

The following information is from the PMS 310-1 “Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide” - May, 2008 version.

FIREFIGHTER TYPE 1 (FFT1)
(Position Category: Wildland Fire)

REQUIRED TRAINING
Firefighter Type 1 (S-131)
Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133)
Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130)

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
+
Successful position performance as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) on a wildland fire incident

PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVEL
Arduous

OTHER POSITION ASSIGNMENTS THAT WILL MAINTAIN CURRENCY
Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5)
Any higher position for which this position is a prerequisite

OTHER TRAINING WHICH SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND
SKILLS

Wildland Fire Chain Saws (S-212)
Portable Pumps and Water Use (S-211)

Note: the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) Position Task Books have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. The FFT1 tasks are completed only once; additional tasks must be completed to meet the ICT5 level. The FFT1 and ICT5 tasks can be completed simultaneously. The Required Experience is satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).

page 76      PMS 310-1 May 2008




INCIDENT COMMANDER TYPE 5 (ICT5)
(Position Category: ICS)

 

REQUIRED TRAINING
Firefighter Type 1 (S-131)
Look up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133)
Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130)

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
+
Successful position performance as an Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) on a wildfire incident.

PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVEL
Arduous

OTHER POSITION ASSIGNMENTS THAT WILL MAINTAIN CURRENCY
Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)

OTHER TRAINING WHICH SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Wildland Fire Chain Saws (S-212)
Portable Pumps and Water Use (S-211)

Note: The ICT5 position is not prerequisite to the NWCG Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) position

Note: The Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) Position Task Books have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. The FFT1 tasks are completed only once; additional tasks must be completed to meet the ICT5 level. The FFT1 and ICT5 tasks can be completed simultaneously. The Required Experience is satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).

page 41      PMS 310-1 May 2008

 


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