Frequently Asked Questions...
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