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Course Description

This S-230 course was developed using a blended approach to learning, meaning that it contains a mix of online and instructor-led training (ILT). Students are required to complete the online training portion of the course and pass an online assessment prior to taking the ILT. The focus of the online training is to teach knowledge and concepts. The ILT will reinforce the content learned online and provide opportunities to apply this knowledge to real-world scenarios and practical exercises. Upon completion of the ILT, students must then take and pass a final assessment in order to receive credit for the course. The final assessment covers content from both the online and ILT portions of the course.

Note: Instructors must order course materials (NFES 002974 S-230 Instructor Guide, NFES 002976 S-230 CD-ROM Course Materials, and NFES 002975 S-230 Student Workbook) for the classroom portion of the course. Please reference the NFES Catalog Part 2: Publications at for ordering information.

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  • Describe Crew Boss responsibilities prior to and during mobilization on the incident, and during demobilization.
  • Identify the hazards and risks on various incidents and describe how to mitigate them.
  • Describe tactics that are appropriate to various wildland fire situations and implement them through the chain of command.
Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course components

Hours to complete

Pre-selection assessment


Pre-course work


Online training


Instructor-led training




Target Group

Required training for personnel desiring to be qualified as a single resource boss.

Course Prerequisites

Qualified as firefighter type 1 (FFT1).
Successful completion of Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290).

Course Level


Course Access

Online Component: NWCG Online Training