Preparedness: physical fitness conditioning, conduct fire ground proficiency drills, obtain weather forecasts and fire intelligence, maintain fire equipment such as tools, vehicles, and pumps, and facility maintenance. Instruct and mentor module crewmembers.
Fire Suppression: the fire suppression work portion requires 240 hours minimum on each of 2 of the 4 options (Engines, Crews, Aviation, Dozers), 1 of which must be either Engines or Crews. Experience can be gained during initial attack, extended attack, large incidents, fire rehabilitation projects or restoration assignments.
Fuels Management: the Fuels Management work portion requires 80 hours minimum serving in various functions during the planning, preparation, implementation and monitoring phases of fire use, such as prescribed fire and mechanical/chemical vegetation treatments.