This is an NWCG-certified course. Click here to view the NWCG Certification Statement.
This blended course includes an online component and a instructor-led component (mandatory field exercise) A description of the field exercise day can be found in Performance Day Requirements module.
A description of the course can be found in the Field Manager’s Course Guide (PMS 901-1).
To complete the instructor-led component (field day exercise) you must find a local, state or federal agency that is hosting the field day exercise. Check with the Lead instructor for the field day exercise to determine whether module completion certificates, the online component completion certificate or both are required to submit in order to attend the instructor-led component (field day exercise).
Complete the online component by selecting the “Click to start the online component” link below (estimate 22 hours). You will be directed to the National Fire Academy (NFA) Online website. You will need an NFA Online account to take this course; follow directions on the NFA Online website to obtain an account. Search for course title in the catalog and add the online course to your “To-Do-List.” The NFA Online learning management system will track your progress.
Note: There is an optional module available called "Optional Knowledge Areas" under "Easy Links" on the student's "Home" page tab that covers the following topics: pump operations, navigation, wildland fire investigation, and cultural resources.
There is a challenge review at the end of each module; you must obtain a passing score of 70% or higher on each review. When you successfully complete the review, you will be able to print a "module" certificate of completion. Before you begin a challenge review, you MUST be connected to an active printer!
- When you successfully complete all of the challenge reviews and all modules have tracked complete in the NFA Online and the online component has moved to the "Completed Work" section, you will then be able to print a S-130 certificate of completion for the online component. Print the certificate per the NFA Online directions.
Note: Upon successful completion of the field day exercise, the lead instructor will issue the student a S-130, Firefighter Training (Blended) 2008 certificate of completion. Keep this certificate as proof of successful completion of the course.