Engine Boss


NIMS compliant training to learn essential fire management skills with S230 & S231 courses: leadership, safety, tactics.

Crew Boss


This is a classroom course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the Single Resource Boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit.

  • operational leadership

  • preparation and mobilization

  • risk management

  • entrapment avoidance

  • safety and tactics

  • offline duties

  • demobilization

  • post incident

Engine Boss


This is a skill course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB).

  • engine and crew capabilities and limitations

  • information sources

  • fire size up considerations

  • tactics

  • wildland interface

  • urban interface

The Following Online Pre-Work Must Be Done

  1. Go to https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/login/index.php

  2. Read and follow directions for S290

  3. Read and follow directions for S230 and S231

  4. Read and follow directions for IS200:

  5. Print Certificates of Training / Completion Certificates and present to Instructor or email to


(Offline CD versions for courses are available if needed. Let us know.)

S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior: Course designed to prepare the prospective fireline supervisor to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. It is the second course in a series which collectively serves to develop fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills.

IS200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response (ICS-200): Course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). IS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and United States Fire Administration's National Fire Programs Branch

Note: IS-200.c is an updated version of the IS-200 course. If you have successfully completed IS-200, IS-200.a, or IS-200.b you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for IS-200.

Upon Completion

Yellow Card and necessary certificates for wildland fire hire

Course Registration

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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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