FFT-2 Basic Wildland Firefighter

Basic Wildland Firefighter:  The Type 2 Firefighter (FTT2) participates in prescribed fire and other wildland fire operations:  ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitering, etc. 

* Student will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for entry level placement on a Contract Engine Crew or Water Tender Operator.

* The Course consists of approximately 30 hours of self-paced online study, one day of classroom instruction and one field day that includes a Pack Test.

*  Upon completion of this course, the Student will have earned a "Red Card" and all Certificates necessary for hire on Wildland Fires.

*STEP 1:  Pre-Register with $25 Deposit for the FFT2 course.


*STEP 2:  Complete Online Certificates:  S130,  L180, S190,  IS700b and ICS100. Print and bring to Classroom Training

The Following Online Pre-Work Must Be Done




  • Print Certificates of Training for Each Course and email to outbackfirefighting@gmail.com or present to Instructor on the Classroom Training day.   
  • Must have all 5 certificates: S130, L180, S190, IS700b, ICS100 BEFORE you can attend the Field Day Class. If you do not have all 5 certificates you can not attend.


*STEP 3: Attend the FFT2 Basic Wildland Firefighter 8 Hour Class.  Pack Test is Included in this Field Day.

Please prepare and practice for the Pack Test.  Read the Pack Test Info Link on the top right of this page.  Please bring your own 45lb pack or weight vest. 

*S-130 Firefighter Training (Field Course) - This course is hands on training providing entry level firefighting skills. Students will be taken to the field for a day of instruction which includes: safety orientation, firefighter preparedness, tools and equipment, firing devices, use of water, suppression, securing the control line, use of maps, hazardous materials, and operating safely.

* L-180 Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service - This online course exposes students to human performance concepts as part of basic wildland firefighter training. The course is designed for entry-level operational personnel; however, this course also applies to all wildland fire service personnel, including non-operational personnel.

*S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior - This course provides instruction in the primary environmental factors that affect the start and spread of wildfire, and recognition of potentially hazardous situations. Students will learn to identify the environmental factors of fuels, weather and topography and their effect on fire behavior and the three sides of the fire triangle.

*IS700A -  This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

*ICS 100 -  Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  

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  PRICE:  $250.00

*$25.00 Pre-Registration REQUIRED

Pack Test IS Included on this Field Day!

Must provide your own 45lb pack or weight vest.