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ID
4-509-1485
Name
Wildland Firefighter
Status
Published
Version
1.1
Updated
4/5/2022 3:37:24 PM
Original Release
04/05/2022
Last Major Release
 
NQS Position
Resource Category
Fire/Hazardous Materials
Primary Core Capability
Fire Management and Suppression
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Wildland Firefighter is a member of a wildland fire suppression crew
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
1. A NIMS Type 1 Wildland Firefighter is equivalent to a National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Wildland Firefighter 1 2. A NIMS Type 2 Wildland Firefighter is equivalent to a NWCG Wildland Firefighter 2
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1A NIMS Type 1 Wildland Firefighter is a member of a wildland fire suppression crew and has some supervisory skills
Type 2A NIMS Type 2 Wildland Firefighter is a member of a wildland fire suppression crew and works under general supervision
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
TrainingPer NIMS compliance at the time of publication, Incident Command System (ICS)- and Independent Study (IS)- training courses are listed. Equivalent courses must meet the NIMS National Standard Curriculum
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Training in accordance NFPA 1051: Standard for Wildland Firefighting Personnel Professional Qualifications, Wildland Firefighter 2 or NWCG 310-1 Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, Firefighter 1, or equivalent 2. S-131, Firefighter Type 1
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Training in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1051: Standard for Wildland Firefighting Personnel Professional Qualifications, Wildland Firefighter 1 or NWCG 310-1 Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, Firefighter 2, or equivalent 6. L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service 7. RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) 8. S-130, Firefighter Training 9. S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: KSAs: 1. Knowledge of incident and task information necessary to carry out assignments 2. Knowledge of fire behavior in both wildland and improved properties and the effects of fuel modification to reduce hazards 3. Knowledge of basic hydraulics, pump and water delivery system capabilities, operation of pumps, chainsaw operation, and basic drafting and associated equipment Experience: Two years of relevant NIMS-credentialed Type 2 Wildland Firefighter experience
Type 2Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): 1. Knowledge of fire line safety and personal protective equipment 2. Knowledge of basic wildland fire safety, fire behavior, and suppression methods 3. Knowledge of fire line construction and fire line improvement techniques and standards 4. Knowledge of wildland fire behavior, wildland fuel removal, structure protection methods, and equipment and personnel capabilities
Physical/Medical Fitness1. The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions 2. PPE is mission-specific and may vary by work environment. It includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Arduous 2. Maintains Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)-determined physical fitness standards suitable for the environment and typing; the NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments meets or exceeds this physical fitness standard 3. Able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, participation in exercise, drill, or simulation once every five years
Type 2Completes all necessary refresher trainings, exams for training courses listed above, and the annual work capacity tests
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsThe AHJ determines recertification requirements, if any
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. NWCG Incident Qualification Card for Wildland Firefighter 1, or equivalent
Type 2Certification: 1. AHJ certification equivalent to NFPA 1051: Standard for Wildland Firefighting Personnel Professional Qualifications or NWCG 310-1: NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications 2. NWCG Incident Qualification Card for Wildland Firefighter 2, or equivalent
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
This position can be ordered as a single resource or in conjunction with a National Incident Management System (NIMS) typed team
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and requirements
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Notes
References
Reference
1. FEMA, NIMS 508: Hand Crew 2. FEMA, NIMS 508: Engine – Fire (Pumper) 3. FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017 4. FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017 5. FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016 6. NFPA 1051: Standard for Wildland Firefighting Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2020 7. NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, 2022 8. NWCG 310-1 Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, October 2021