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Effective Term:
Fall 2017 through Summer 2021
Course Number:
FP 133
Course Title:
Wildland Firefighter
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
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Course Description

Covers the basic skills required for wildland fire fighting. Includes wildland fire behavior, fire control tactics, human factors on the fireline, standards for fire fighter safety and survival, and an introduction to the incident command system.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is a requirement for completion of the certificate in pre-employment fire protection and may be used as an elective for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection.

This course meets the academic requirements for S-130 Firefighter Training, S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline. 

This course is a core requirement for the AAS degree in Fire Protection for the pre-2013 catalog and is transferable to Eastern Oregon University for the Fire Service Administration program.  This course is suitable as an elective for the 2013 and on AAS degree in Fire Protection.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Apply basic principles and procedures for wildland firefighting and meet academic requirements for S-130 Firefighting Training.

2. Apply an understanding of wildland fire behavior and meet academic requirements for S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior.

3. Identify the human factors that can affect firefighting activities on the fireline and meet academic requirements for L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline.

Course Activities and Design

The content of the course will be presented in lecture, classroom discussions, role playing, demonstrations, practical skills demonstration as appropriate.  Additional instruction methodology may include guest speaker, research papers, professional publication reviews, written and oral reports, and class presentations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Methods of assessment may include one or more of the following:

  • Various individual and/or group skill building activities such as role-playing scenario based problem solving activities, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of other.
  • Quizzes and exams composed of objective questions and concepts.
  • Individual and /or team projects/s which require integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)  training courses:

S-130 Firefighter Training

S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline