XTN078 – 40.00 Hours


Dates Location Class Price
Details 03/06/23 – 03/10/23 College Station, TX FP XTN078 169 $665.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course, Firefighter Training, S-130 and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190, are required training for all personnel prior to certification as a Firefighter (FFT2) under the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1. An adapted version of L-180, “Human Factors on the Fireline,” has been included as part of this course. This entry-level course for all new firefighters can also be used as a refresher course for returning firefighters. The purpose of this course is to train new firefighters in basic firefighting skills. Firefighters who successfully complete this course and the Work Capacity Test are qualified to suppress wildland fires while under close supervision. Participants that successfully complete S-130 should also be given credit and a certificate for completing L-180, “Human Factors on the Fireline.”

Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190 is a six- to eight-hour course designed to meet the training needs of a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) on an incident as outlined in the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, and the Position Task Book (PTB) developed for the position. The Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1 provides guidance and a national wildfire standard for establishing minimum training, skills, knowledge, experience, and physical fitness requirements for the participating agencies of the National Wildfire Cooperating Group (NWCG). This course allows instructors to utilize the most recent Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) and Fireline Handbook (FHB) – Appendix B to illustrate and emphasize various points throughout the course.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

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.


  • Basic Concepts of Wildland Fire
  • Principles of Wildland Fire Behavior
  • Topographic Influnces
  • Fuels
  • Weather
  • Wildland Fire Behavior and Safety
  • Logistics and Overview
  • Basic Terminology
  • Firefighter Preparedness
  • ICS Overview
  • Resource Types
  • Risk Management
  • Watch-Out Situations and Fire Orders
  • LCES
  • Fire Shelters
  • Potentional Hazards and Human Factors on the Fireline
  • Transportation Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Firing Devices
  • Use of Water
  • Suppression
  • Patrolling and Communication
  • Mopup and Securing the Fireline
  • Fire Exercise
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Wildland/Urban Interface Safety

Suggested Audience

For all fire/emergency response personnel with the responsibility of combating wildland fires. This course meet or exceeds the requirements for a Wildland Firefighter certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

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 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 participant manuals.

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. 

We have streamlined the process for payment via Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program). Before you register for a course, you must attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number. Each participant approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number.

Register for your course through your TEEX student portal. On the payment section, choose “Purchase Order” and enter the “VFDE” number (for example “E123456”). If your department was approved for multiple participants, each participant up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX/ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff. 

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

A new data field has been added to the payment process. The Tax ID (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) will be the number assigned to your organization. The field is required and needs to be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

Annual Fire Training School Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • PPE Level 5 (or approved, compliant wildland firefighting gear, certified to 1977 Standard, with tags attached, including a helmet with chinstrap, boots and gloves);
  • All participants are required to follow the TEEX Student Safety Manual at all times.

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email;[email protected].

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

Back to top