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NATRS 131 - Advanced Wildland Firefighter Training S-131, IC

Credits: 6
Sequence training course for Type 2 wildland firefighters (FF2) in advanced firefighting skills leading to squad boss (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5). Complies with Northwest Firefighting Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards for S-130 course work. Coursework is interactive and uses group discussions to evaluate documentation, communications, firefighting tactics and safety/risk management. Requires documented wildfire experience. Includes ICS-100, 200, 700 and 800  which introduces students to the principles of the Incident Command System beginning at the basic level of command structure and functions to advanced levels dealing with large scale organizational structure and function. Students will also be taught the S-133 Look up, Look Down, Look Around to identify environmental hazards, and finally S-134 LCES to engage them in developing their own safety program fighting wild fires.Students are taught in accordance with the MOU between Washington Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Forest Service. This is a pass/no credit course.

Enrollment Requirement: NATRS 130  with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment; and instructor consent: or proof of certificate of ICS S-130 and S-190; wildfire experience as documented in the NWCG task book.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate  advanced knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS), terminology and responsibilities within the ICS organization and practice personal preparedness necessary for wildland firefighters as it pertains to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  2. Demonstrate the understanding of the FEMA system in regards to the ICS and its function with the incident classification system.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to function in escalating incidents from small Type 5 Incidents to Large type 1 & 2 Incidents of all types.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to understand the Planning process of all incidents by using the “Planning P” model.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop and produce and Incident Action Plan (IAP).

Program Outcomes
  1. Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
  2. Manage Forestland and Resources to attain positive outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperators.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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