Do not register for this class if you have not completed the “classroom portion” of the S-290 course and your completion certificate ready to submit to the instructor!
The on-line S-290 certificate will NOT be accepted as the required prerequisite for this class, so please do not register if you have the on-line S-290 cert.
Note: we will be following the local/state health officials and CDC guidelines for COVID. We also will be taking student temperatures each day and require that all students attending wear a mask in class. We will be maintaining social distancing in the classroom and we have reduced student class sizes. We will also be implementing additional controls/mitigations to include disinfecting tables and chairs each day to reduce vulnerabilities.
This classroom is located 1/4 mile South of the Orange County Line (San Clemente). From San Clemente, Exit Basilone, go East over the freeway to the gate. The classroom is located at the community event center next to Sonic Burgers on Basilone Road, approximately 1000 feet east of the sentry gate off of I-5.
Attending students will have to show their agency ID to the military police at the sentry entrance gate.
Note: it is a requirement that all students attending wear a mask in class and we will be maintaining social distancing 6′ in the classroom. We will also be disinfecting tables and chairs each day.
The NEW curriculum is designed for Fireline supervisors and prescribed burn personnel
NWCG 310-1: Wildland Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1), and S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior classroom only; and online component for NWCG S-219: Firing Operations; and Two (2) pre-course instructor-developed quizzes. Note: the online version of the S290 does not qualify for the prerequisite. You shall complete the CA219 pre-course work and submit it to the instructor by March 1st to be eligible to attend this class.
California State Fire Training Certificate (CICCS approved)
Please bring a laptop computer with a USB port to class each day. Student materials will be on flash-drives.
Note: PPE required for firing day TBA …….Classroom dress is casual but respectful and uniforms are okay as well. The class will begin each day at 0830 hours
Course Description: This course provides information and develops skills required to perform and hold firing operations on wildland fires and prescribed burns. This course contains a mix of online and instructor lead training including live-fire exercises. The students will be engaged in wildland firefighting and firing operations. Students are required to complete the online training portion of the course and pre-course quizzes prior to taking the instructor lead training. This course meets and exceeds the objectives of the NWCG S-219 Firing Operations (2014) course.
VERY IMPORTANT: The firing day TBA will be determined by the instructor after the evaluation of the current and predicted weather conditions within the designed burn plan. Firing day is NOT guaranteed, personnel safety and current weather conditions will be the determining factors. You will have to sign a liability waiver before you will be allowed to participate in the live burns.
Students will participate in a firing exercise, with instructor guidance/mentoring. So please bring the following PPE’s with you on the designated firing day: Helmet, fire shelter, eye protection, brush gloves, Nomex jacket, pants, work boots (no open toe or tennis shoes allowed), no short pants.
Hydration is critically important for everyone attending. Please begin to hydrate 2 days prior to this class and bring lunch and plenty of water for the two-day burn exercises.