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Apply on-line now for Colorado Firecamp's upcoming S-130/190 Basic Firefighter classes:

  • Oct. 12-15, 2017
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2017
  • Nov. 16-19, 2017
  • Dec. 7-10, 2017
  • Jan. 4-7, 2018
  • Feb. 1-4, 2018
  • Mar. 1-4, 2018
  • Apr. 5-8, 2018
  • Apr. 26-29, 2018
  • May 17-20, 2018
  • May 31-Jun 3, 2018

Cost: $525 includes tuition, books, meals & lodging. Cost will increase to $550 in 2018.Agency sponsorship is not required. The pack test is offered on Sunday or Wednesday of each class. Apply online now.

List of items needed for class is posted with S-130/190 class details.

Daily bus service to Salida departs from downtown Denver at 1:45 pm with a one-way cost of about $29 on Arrow/Black Hills Stage Lines on route #125. Light rail train service departs every 15 minutes on RTD University of Colorado A Line between Denver International Airport and Union Station in downtown Denver, with a ticket cost of $9 each way. Schedule your flight arrival time for 11:30 am or earlier on the day prior to your class start for the bus connections to Salida. Extra night of lodging costs $25. Firecamp staff will pick-up and drop-off students at the bus stop in Salida at no charge.

Information about finding a job as a wildland firefighter.


South Canyon Fire witness statement — Tony Petrilli, 1994


Introduction to ICS


S-130 Instructor Evaluation

Firefighter 2 Tasks


Interagency Media Guidelines for Wildland Fires—March, 2004

S-130/190 Firefighter Training
and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

S-130 FIREFIGHTER TRAINING
INSTRUCTOR FINAL EVALUATION OF EACH STUDENT

ANY ELEMENT CHECKED “NO” SHOULD HAVE AN EXPLANATION ATTACHED IN THE COMMENTS. AN ELEMENT CHECKED “NO” DOES NOT NECESSARILY SIGNIFY A FAILURE OF THE ENTIRE COURSE. IT IS UP TO THE INSTRUCTOR TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT AN INDIVIDUAL POSSESSES THE SKILLS TO PASS THE COURSE.

  1. Student wore their personal protective equipment, was prepared for the field sessions, and demonstrated care of tools and issued gear throughout the training.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  2. Student demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of the 18 Watchouts, Standard Firefighting Orders, and LCES.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  3. Student demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of Human Factors and the Risk Management Process.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  4. Student demonstrated the ability to effectively and safely deploy a fire shelter.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  5. Student demonstrated the ability to effectively and safely use all hand tools (cutting, scraping, smothering).

    Yes ___________ No__________

  6. Student demonstrated the ability to effectively and safely use all firing devices (fusee, drip torch, field expedient).

    Yes ___________ No__________

  7. Student demonstrated proper travel procedures (vehicle, foot, etc.) en route to and from an incident.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  8. Student demonstrated the ability to effectively and safely construct progressive and leap frog handline.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  9. Student demonstrated the ability to effectively and safely construct simple and progressive hoselays.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  10. Student demonstrated the knowledge to effectively and safely perform basic firefighting tasks (cold trailing, hotspotting, spot fire detection, patrolling, mopup, retardant drop procedures, etc.)

    Yes ___________ No__________

  11. Student demonstrated an awareness of potential hazardous material identification.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  12. Student demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate with supervisors, and other crewmembers.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  13. Student demonstrated the ability to work as an effective and safe team member.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  14. Student demonstrated the capability to perform arduous work for extended periods.

    Yes ___________ No__________

  15. Student passed the final examination.

    Yes ___________ No__________

I recommend/do not recommend (circle the one that applies) that the student be qualified as a Firefighter Type 2.

________________________
Signed

Title: Lead Instructor

Date: _______________

_________________________
Signed

Title: Student

Date: ________________

Comments (includes additional training needs if one of the above elements was checked no):

 


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