Course Detail: WIFIS-131.20 - Wildland S-131 Firefighter Type 1

S-131, Firefighter Type 1 is designed to meet the training needs of the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1*) and/or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5*). Topics include operational leadership, communications, LCES, and tactical decision-making. 

  • Identify position responsibilities and demonstrate the ability to apply principles of Operational Leadership found in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461. 
  • Describe how to incorporate and maintain open lines of communication with appropriate personnel. 
  • Identify Look Up, Down and Around indicators, and demonstrate the ability to apply the components of Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones (LCES) as described in the IRPG. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply tactical decision-making procedures. Target Group Personnel desiring to be qualified as Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and/or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5).

*Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss): The Firefighter Type 1 leads a small group (usually not more than seven members) and is responsible for their safety on wildland and prescribed fire incidents. The FFT1 supervises resources at the FFT2 level and reports to a Single Resource Crew Boss or other assigned supervisor. The FFT1 works in the Operations functional area.

*Incident Commander Type 5: The Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) develops strategies and oversees the implementation of tactics, while providing for the safety of the public and all personnel assigned to the incident. The ICT5 reports to an Agency Administrator (AA), Duty Officer, Fire Management Officer, or other designated supervisor and works in the Command functional area.

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