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Frequently Asked Questions...


...about the red card.

...course prerequisites and what class to take.

...what to bring to class.

...accomodations at Firecamp.

...getting a job as a wildland firefighter.

...wildland firefighter boots.

Frequently Asked Questions


“What is the 'red card'?”

The red card is an agency-issued document that certifies that an individual has the training, experience and physical fitness to perform the tasks of a specified position on a wildland or prescribed fire.


“How do I get my red card?”

Most often, a person's first red card is for the position of Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) which requires:

  • a minimum 32 hours of training (S-130/190 Basic Firefighting and Wildland Fire Behavior)
  • demonstration of physical fitness at the “arduous” level, by completion of the Pack Test — walking 3 miles in 45 minutes or less carrying a 45 pound pack
  • an employing agency to certify the individual

 

 


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