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NATRS 130 - Wildland Firefighter Training L-180 and S-130/190

Credits: 4
Training for Type 2 wildland firefighters in basic firefighting skills. Complies with Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group standards for S-190, and S-130 courses, which includes L-180 (Human Factors on the Fireline). Coursework reviews the ICS organization, terminology, and common responsibilities. Includes standard firefighting orders, watch-out situations, human factors on the fire line, suppression tactics, incident response, basic fire behavior, emergency situations, risk management, and fire weather. Includes a one-day practicum. This is a pass/no credit course.

Enrollment Requirement: Instructor consent.

Course Fee: $10.00

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the Incident Command System, terminology and responsibilities within the ICS organization and practice personal preparedness necessary for wildland firefighters.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to assess risks, then plan and conduct appropriate actions in incident response and the importance of LCES (Lookouts, Communication, Escape Routes and Safety Zones). 
  3. Demonstrate self-management and survival by learning the use of Fire Shelters while gaining knowledge of fire behavior, weather affecting fires, and weather affected by fires.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of the human factors regarding fires and human factors on the fire line.
  5. Demonstrate basic fire suppression tactics in the field on a mock fire situation and awareness of structure protection, protecting the point of fire origin, and hazmat procedures.
  6. Demonstrate the use of hand tools, hose lays, pumps, and fire suppression equipment.

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.

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