The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers this course to prepare firefighters to effectively and safely implement wildland fire suppression. Firefighters will complete both classroom training and hands-on skills exercises. This course meets the training requirement for national wildland firefighter certification needed for interagency firefighting (western wildland fire crew and engine support) in accordance with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. This course meets the NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Firefighting Personnel.
This course is 40 hours over 5 days, Oct. 7 through Oct. 11. Students must attend all 5 days for successful completion. This course includes the following training modules: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), Wildland Fire Suppression (S-130), Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180). Full wildland firefighter certification includes the requirement for completion of a work capacity test (3-mile hike with a 45-pound pack in 45 minutes). This portion is optional and will be offered on the last day of class. Tennis shoes, shorts & t-shirts, sweat shirts & pants are recommended for the work capacity test. Students who do not complete the work capacity test will still receive certificates of completion for S-130, S-190, L-180. The last day of class will be hands-on skills conducted outside. Work boots or hiking boots are required, and students should dress for the weather on this day.
Course prerequisites are IS-100.b and IS-700.a. These courses are free and may be accessed on the FEMA training website. Copies of IS-100.b and IS-700.a certificates must be uploaded when registering.
Ohio Fire Academy – Main Campus
8895 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Report to the main building at 8AM each day.
Cost is $95. Registration REQUIRED; deadline 9/23/2019: Go to ofa.com.ohio.gov
For More Information: Lewis Bailey, Fire Training Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org