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Wildland Fire Fighter Specialist

Published
Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
National Interagency Joint Apprenticeship Committee
O*Net Code
33-2011.00
Rapids Code
0544HY
Req. Hours
71
State
DC
Created
Jun 04, 2021
Updated
Jun 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 7 total skills
Wildland Fire Safety - 20 req. hrs
Examples of activities that qualify for this category include: Identify and mitigate safety hazards in the work environment, review/write Job Hazard Analysis, and conduct safety briefings during prescribed fire and wildland fire activities.
Wildland Fire Preparedness, Suppression, Fuels Management - 1,400 req. hrs
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.
Fire Business Practices - 10 req. hrs
Examples of activities that qualify for this category include: timekeeping, record keeping, fire reports, medical forms, incident check-in and demobilization.
Review Local Plans - 10 req. hrs
Examples of activities that qualify for this category include: Fire Management Plans (FMP), Prevention Plan, Pre-attack, Cooperators, Land Use Plans, and Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP).
Wildland Fire Prevention/Education - 30 req. hrs
Examples of activities that qualify for this category include: fire investigation, school/public presentations, issuing permits, and public contacts.

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