Basic Wildland Firefighter Training

Join our FFT2 Basic Wildland Firefighter training to start your firefighting career. Learn through online study, classroom sessions, and field practice.

What you'll Learn

The Type 2 Firefighter (FFT2) participates in prescribed fire and other wildland fire operations: ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc.

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

Course Overview

The course consists of approximately 20 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: You will need to register for a WFIT account (Wildland Learning Portal). Click the button below, it will bring you to the login page hit create account, fill out your information and for the last questions answers are below.

Agency: Contractor

Unit: Outback Firefighting Inc.

Geographic Area: Northern Rockies

STEP 2: Log in to Learning Portal go to "Find Learning" then to "Courses" and search for the courses listed below.

S-130 Firefighter Training (Online Component) 2008 v2

L-180 Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (Online) 2014

S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (Online) 2023 v2

STEP 3: Complete all three wildland courses and send Certificates to and start on Fema registration.


  • IS-700.b

    • Register for a FEMA SID (it may take a day or two for your FEMA SID to be assigned to you)

    • Take Interactive Web Based Course

    • Take Final Exam

  • IS-100.c

    • Choose "Self-Directed Delivery" and complete the online course.

  • Print Certificates for Completion of Each Course and email to

  • Must have all 5 certificates: S130, L180, S190, IS700.b, IS100.c BEFORE you can attend the Field Day Class. If you do not have all 5 certificates you cannot 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.

Course Information

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.

IS-700.b - 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.

IS-100.c - 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).

PRICE: $250.00

$25.00 Pre-Registration REQUIRED

Pack Test IS Included within this Field Day!

Upon Completion

FFT2 and necessary certificates for wildland fire hire

Field Day Registration

Contact Us to Register for FFT2 Training and and complete prerequisite online courses.


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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Contact us to learn more about how you can join the Outback Firefighting team and start making a difference today.


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