XTN071 – 4.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service is a basic human performance skills course. This course is designed as a four to six hour classroom experience. Its primary purpose is to establish an awareness of human performance issues and how they can impact fire service job performance.

This course addresses human performance content that relates to the individual, including situation awareness, communication, decision making, risk management, and teamwork skills. The desired outcome of this training is improved awareness of human performance issues in the fire service so that individual firefighters can integrate more effectively into teams/crews working in dynamic, high-risk environments.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements.


  • Safety
  • Situational Awareness
  • Five Communications Responsibilities
  • Potential Hazards in the Fire Environment
  • Risk Management Process
  • Teamwork

Suggested Audience

This course is available to all emergency and crisis response personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.

To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.

All extension courses are classroom only.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: esti@teex.tamu.edu

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