Camp Crew

Yellow Card Training

The Yellow Card Training equips new Camp Crew members and serves as an annual refresher for all firefighters at Outback Firefighting.

This course emphasizes fireline safety, risk management, and decision-making to reduce accidents and ensure effective operations.

Training Intent

Enhance safety and decision-making on the fireline for new and existing personnel through the RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR).

Who Should Attend

Mandatory for personnel with fireline duties. Firefighters with initial training in the current year are exempt. Specific hours and requirements are outlined by each agency.

Key Topics Covered

The RT-130 modules are designed to provide a comprehensive array of educational solutions that cater to the NWCG position training prerequisites as well as the specific RT-130 course duration requirements of each agency.

The NWCG Executive Board's objective is to guarantee that every RT-130 training session, regardless of the specific agency-imposed RT-130 course duration requirements, includes the essential elements listed below.

  1. Regional Focus: Engage in the examination and discussion of regional concerns and subjects that may influence firefighter safety in the forthcoming wildfire season. Subjects for discussion might include:

  • Statistics from the previous wildfire season.

  • Forecasts for the upcoming wildfire season from both national and local Predictive Services.

  • Updates and expectations from Local Fire Management.

  • Updates on local staffing and their availability.

  • Updates on both local and national aviation and their availability.

  1. Analyses of Incidents and Acquired Knowledge: Deliberate on the insights gained from previous incidents at the local, regional, and national levels. Discussion topics might include:

  • Annual Review Summary from the Lessons Learned Center.

  • Managing an incident within another incident using the Medical Incident Report.

  • Insights gained locally.

  • Case studies, accident reports, analyses for facilitated learning, or reports on lessons learned.

  1. Safety in Fire and Aviation Operations: Delve into the principles and tools of risk management that enhance safety and efficiency during incidents. Refer to the relevant sections of the IRPG for guidance. Topics for discussion might include:

  • Aviation knowledge for personnel on the fireline.

  • LCES, Standard Firefighting Orders, Watch Out Situations.

  • Common Factors in Fire Behavior during Tragic Fires.

  • Typical Tactical Risks.

  • Downhill Operations Checklist.

  • Use of Equipment.

  • Identifying Safety Zones.

  • The impact of weather on fire behavior.

  • Strategies for the Wildland Urban Interface.

  • Safety in Chainsaw Operations.

  • Safety while Driving.

  • Use of Heavy Equipment.

  • Reports from SAFENET and SAFECOM.

  • Response to all types of hazards.

  • Other safety and hazard issues.

  1. The Influence of Human Factors, Communication, and Decision-Making: Examine the intricate nature of human factors and their influence on communication and decision-making processes. Discussion topics might encompass:

  • Principles of Operational Leadership.

  • Duties in Communication.

  • Maintaining Situational Awareness.

  • Establishing Command Presence.

  • Understanding the Leader’s Intent.

  • Considerations for Mental Health.

  1. Usage and Avoidance Techniques for Fire Shelters: Discuss the selection of deployment sites, inspections of shelters, personal protective equipment, and practice deployment methods properly. Subjects for discussion might include:

  • Hands-on drills for fire shelter proficiency in various settings.

  • Case studies focusing on avoidance of entrapment.

  • Yearly updates and reminders concerning fire shelters from the NWCG Fire Shelter and Protective Equipment Subcommittee.

Upon Completion

Yellow Card and necessary certificates for wildland fire hire

Course Registration

Contact Us to Register for RT-130 Yellow Card Training and become a member of our Camp Crew.


1. What training programs do you offer?

We offer two main training programs: Basic Wildland Firefighter (FFT2) and Crew & Engine Boss. These programs are designed for individuals looking to start or advance their careers in wildland firefighting.

2. Who can enroll in the Basic Wildland Firefighter program?

Anyone interested in becoming a Type 2 Firefighter (FFT2), including those aiming for positions on Contract Engine Crews or as Water Tender Operators, can enroll. No previous experience is required.

3. What does the Basic Wildland Firefighter course include?

This course includes approximately 30 hours of self-paced online study, one day of classroom instruction, and one field day that includes a Pack Test. It covers wildland fire operations such as ignition, control, mop-up, and suppression.

4. Are there any prerequisites for the Basic Wildland Firefighter course?

Yes, you must complete online certificates (S130, L180, S190, IS700.b, IS100.c) before attending the field day training. These certificates are essential for earning the Red Card necessary for wildland firefighting employment.

5. How do I register for the FFT2 Basic Wildland Firefighter course?

First, pre-register with a $25.00 deposit. Then, complete the required online certificates and email them to us or bring them to your classroom training. Finally, attend the 8-hour class and Pack Test on the field day.

6. Can I complete these classes on a cellphone?

No, completing these classes requires a stable internet connection and a suitable device like a computer or tablet. The classes cannot be done from a cellphone.

7. What is the Crew & Engine Boss program about?

This program includes the S230 Crew Boss and S231 Engine Boss courses, focusing on leadership, risk management, tactics, and wildland/urban interface operations. It's designed for those looking to take on supervisory roles in firefighting operations.

8. What online pre-work is required for the Crew & Engine Boss program?

You'll need to complete pre-work for S290, S230, S231, and IS200. This includes registering for accounts, completing online courses, and taking final exams where necessary.

9. How much do these programs cost?

The Basic Wildland Firefighter program costs $250.00, while the Crew & Engine Boss program is $225.00. Both require a $25.00 pre-registration deposit.

10. What are the requirements for the Pack Test?

The Pack Test is included in the Field Day of the Basic Wildland Firefighter program. It's essential to prepare and practice for this physical fitness test. More information and resources are available on our website.


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