Firefighter training programs: Basic Wildland Firefighter and Crew & Engine Boss. Perfect for advancing your firefighting career.

Stevensville Montana

Firefighter Training Dates (FFT2)

Friday - March 8, 2024

Friday - April 5, 2024

Friday - May 3, 2024

Friday - June 7, 2024

Yellowcard Training Dates (RT-130)

Saturday - March 9, 2024

Saturday - April 6, 2024

Saturday - May 4, 2024

Saturday - June 8, 2024

Springville Utah

Firefighter Training Dates (FFT2)

Friday - March 15, 2024

Friday - April 12, 2024

Friday - May 10, 2024

Friday - June 14, 2024

Yellowcard Training Dates (RT-130)

Saturday - March 16, 2024

Saturday - April 13, 2024

Saturday - May 11, 2024

Saturday - June 15, 2024

Camp Crew

Yellow Card RT-130

Essential safety refresher focusing on safety, risk mitigation, and operational decision-making to enhance fire management practices and safety.

  • Comprehensive safety and operation modules.

  • Communication, and decision-making

  • Fire shelter proficiency

Upon Completion

Meets annual refresher requirements for fireline personnel.

Basic Wildland Firefighter

Red Card FFT2

Introduction to wildland firefighting covering operational roles, online and field training components, culminating in certification.

  • 20 hours of online study

  • Classroom instruction

  • Field day with Pack Test

Upon Completion

Red Card and necessary certificates for wildland fire hire

Engine Boss

Advanced leadership training for managing firefighting crews and engine operations in wildland fire situations.

  • Classroom and skill courses on operational leadership

  • Tactics

  • Wildland Fire Behavior

Upon Completion

NIMS Baseline Training requirements for IS-200

Engine Boss Proficiency

Course Registration

Step-by-step guide on how to register, including pre-registration deposit and completing prerequisite online courses.


1. What training programs do you offer?

We offer two main training programs: Basic Wildland Firefighter (FFT2), Crew, and 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.


“Working for Outback firefighting was a great opportunity and I am glad that I could be a part of it. The training is amazing and I enjoyed working closely with the crews that I went out on fire assignments with. I would recommend working for this company. The leadership is good and so is the pay!”


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