Accredited EMS Fire Training Inc.

L-180 - Human Factors in The Wildland Fire Service

This course exposes students to human performance concepts as part of basic wildland firefighter training. The course is specifically designed for entry-level operational personnel; however, this course also applies to all wildland fire service personnel, including non-operational personnel.

Course Content

  • Making decisions in interactive simulations as a member of a fire crew
  • Apply Human Factors knowledge to a variety of scenarios
  • Maintaining situational awareness and identify hazards in the field
  • Reinforce professional responsibility to address human performance issues while on the job

Additional Information

Course Materials

Additional materials can be found at https://www.nwcg.gov Item #002983-002986

Course Format/Time

  • 4 Hours of instructor-led training

L-280 - Followership to Leadership

This course is designed to give individuals the opportunity to step into leadership roles. The course combines one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day in the field with students working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course). Topics include leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, ethical decision-making, and after action review techniques.

Course Content

  • Understanding the fundamentals of leadership principles
  • Assess individual traits and motivation for entering into a leadership role

Additional Information

Course Materials

Additional materials can be found at https://www.nwcg.gov Item #002991-002994

Course Format/Time

  • Pre-course work – 4 Hours
  • Instructor-led training 16 Hours

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service

L-380 - Fireline Leadership

This is a leadership development training recommendation for unit supervisors. The training should be designed to provide at least 50% of the delivery time as exercises and simulations. Some approved course packages may be arduous in nature. Low student-to-instructor ratios are necessary for successful exercise/simulation-based training delivery. A dedicated cadre of at least three instructors is recommended for a class size of 20-25 students.

The NWCG Leadership Subcommittee has oversight and maintenance responsibility for the L-380 criteria and evaluation process. However, the delivery process used to meet this training recommendation will need to be determined by the hosting agency. Specific course information can be found at the Wildland Fire Leadership website at https://www.nwcg.gov/wfldp.

Course Content

  • Application of leadership styles
  • Communicating vision and intent
  • Team building
  • Detecting operational error
  • Managing stress

Additional Information

Course Materials

N/A

Course Format/Time

  • Pre-course work – 8 Hours
  • Instructor-led training 32 Hours

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service

L-381 - Incident Leadership

The intent of this training recommendation is to provide future leaders of divisions, groups, and Type 3 incidents with the leadership tools to effectively exert command and control over a quickly assembled team in a time constrained and rapidly changing incident environment.

This is a leadership development training recommendation for unit supervisors. The training should be designed to provide at least 50% of the delivery time as exercises and simulations. Some approved course packages may be arduous in nature. Low student-to-instructor ratios are necessary for successful exercise/simulation-based training delivery. A dedicated cadre of at least three instructors is recommended for a class size of 20-25 students.

The NWCG Leadership Subcommittee has oversight and maintenance responsibility for the L-380 criteria and evaluation process. However, the delivery process used to meet this training recommendation will need to be determined by the hosting agency. Specific course information can be found at the Wildland Fire Leadership website at https://www.nwcg.gov/wfldp.

Course Content

  • Command presence/climate
  • Leader’s intent
  • Command and control
  • Rapid team building
  • Communication techniques
  • Detecting and mitigating error
  • Operational tempo awareness

Additional Information

Course Materials

N/A

Course Format/Time

  • Pre-course work – 8 Hours
  • Instructor-led training 32 Hours

Prerequisites

  • Qualified as any Strike Team Leader, Task Force Leader (TFLD), Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4), any support unit leader, or Supervisory Dispatcher.

    Successful completion of L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service.

    Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

L-480 - Organizational Leadership in Wildland Fire Service

This is a leadership development training recommendation for unit supervisors. The training should be designed to provide at least 50% of the delivery time as exercises and simulations. Some approved course packages may be arduous in nature. Low student-to-instructor ratios are necessary for successful exercise/simulation-based training delivery. A dedicated cadre of at least three instructors is recommended for a class size of 20-25 students.

The NWCG Leadership Subcommittee has oversight and maintenance responsibility for the L-380 criteria and evaluation process. However, the delivery process used to meet this training recommendation will need to be determined by the hosting agency. Specific course information can be found at the Wildland Fire Leadership website at https://www.nwcg.gov/wfldp.

Course Content

  • Application of leadership styles
  • Communicating vision and intent
  • Team building
  • Detecting operational error
  • Managing stress

Additional Information

Course Materials

N/A

Course Format/Time

  • Pre-course work – 8 Hours
  • Instructor-led training 32 Hours

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of L-380, Fireline Leadership; OR

    Successful completion of L-381, Incident Leadership; OR

    Successful completion of L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service; plus completion of 40 hours in any supervision or leadership training course(s); AND

    Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

L-481 - Advanced Leadership for Command and General Staff

The intent of this training is to produce Command and General Staff members who can fulfill the responsibilities of an effective staff officer or section chief within an IMT, contribute effectively to an IMT’s decision-making process, and perform as an effective organizational leader in their own functional area and as a member of the IMT.

This is a leadership development recommendation that focuses on leadership within the context of large/complex incident management, to include team collective tasks and functions accomplished by large Incident Management Teams (IMTs). Individual tasks include functioning as a productive member of a staff organization, being a positive contributor to staff decision-making, maintaining a common operating picture, demonstrating staff member ethos, and projecting operational culture and leader’s intent.

The NWCG Leadership Subcommittee has maintenance responsibility for the L-481 course package and evaluation process. However, the delivery process used to meet this training recommendation will need to be determined by the hosting agency. Specific course information can be found at the Wildland Fire Leadership website at https://www.fireleadership.gov/courses/courses.html.

Course Content

  • Establish a staff value system, team culture, and command presence
  • Develop and maintain a team-level common operating picture
  • Develop and communicate leader’s intent through a critical thinking process
  • Effectively operate in the ICS system and utilize ICS products and doctrine
  • Promote integration of functional areas and a high-level of teamwork into strategic planning

Additional Information

Course Required for:

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2)

Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1)

Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2)

Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)

Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)

Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIO2)

Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2)

Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2)

Course Format/Time

  • Pre-course work – 8 Hours
  • Instructor-led training 32 Hours

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of L-380, Fireline Leadership; OR

    Successful completion of L-381, Incident Leadership; OR

    Successful completion of L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service; plus completion of 40 hours in any supervision or leadership training course(s); AND

    Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

L-580 - Leadership Is Action

This is a continuing education opportunity available to senior fire management leaders. The intent is to foster exchange of knowledge and experience in the art of leading during high-risk and complex incidents.

THIS IS NOT A COURSE PACKAGE AVAILABLE FROM THE NWCG PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. Specific course information can be found at the Wildland Fire Leadership website https://www.fireleadership.gov/courses/courses.html.

NAFRI is the coordinator for the L-580 events. Specific delivery information can be obtained from the NAFRI L-580 Course Coordinator at https://www.nafri.gov/

Course Content

  • Focus on leadership actions, decision-making, and critical thinking at the strategic level
  • Include structured facilitation of interactive group discussions and/or activities
  • Involve pre- and/or post-study activities related to the specific event

Additional Information

Course Materials

N/A

Course Format/Time

  • Course time varies

Prerequisites

  • Previous attendance at other L-courses is highly recommended. Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

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