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Trailwide Individual Fire Online Coursework

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 11 @ 5:00 pm

What: Training event to become a certified wildland firefighter type 2 (FFT2) in accordance with the
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards. Coursework includes
IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
S130: Firefighter Training (includes L-180)
S-190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
IS-700: Introduction to the National Incident Management System

Who: Participants who wish to establish foundational knowledge in wildland fire suppression and/or
prescribed fire applications. This training is a minimum qualification required by many non-profit, local,
state and federal agencies that perform wildland fire operations.

If interested in taking the course, send Pete at [email protected]: 1) name 2) organization/association 3) email 4) phone number 5) why you want to take the course. Make sure you say SNA volunteer for Ice Age Trail.

How: Coursework will largely be delivered online and have a mandatory field day component. Be sure
your browser is compatible and print certificates for your records. Course instructors DO NOT have
access to your certifications.
• Students should complete FEMA I-100 & IS-700 before S-130/190.
o IS-100 (2 hours): https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c
o IS-700 (3.5 hours): https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b

• S-190 (6-8 hours online) – Go to the following website and follow the instructions.
https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/training-courses/s-190/online-delivery

• S-130 (22 hours online + 1-day field exercise) – https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/trainingcourses/s-130/blended-course-work

o Field Day exercises will include gaining experience using handtools, hoselays, firefighting
apparatus and a live-fire exercise if suitable conditions exist.
o Students must have completed ALL the online components of the training BEFORE the
field day.

When: Due to the large amount of content delivered electronically, plan accordingly to avoid lastminute cramming sessions. Spread the work around and you will retain information better and be better
prepared for the field day. Online coursework must be completed PRIOR to the mandatory field day.
• Field day primer – Thursday March 12th, 6-9? pm. Purpose of this meeting is to
complete/address administrative tasks and answer questions ahead of the field day.
• Field day – Saturday March 14th, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Where:
• Field day primer at the Kettle Moraine State Forest South Unit Headquarters:
o S91 W39091 State Road 59, Eagle, WI 53119
• Field day – Exact location to be determined, possibly Lulu Lake State Natural Area. Stay tuned.

Cost: Attendees are asked to participate in 2 SNA volunteer work days during 2020. Typically this course costs $200-$300 per person, what a deal!!

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/naturalareas/volunteer.html