Workforce & Community Education

Wildland Fire School

Wildland Fire School 2020

Flyer: Coming Soon

Dates: TBD 2020

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Fee: $55

Class Limit: 80

Location: CR Del Norte Campus 883 W. Washington Blvd. Crescent City, CA 95531

Instructor: Jon Maxwell 

This one week class is on basic firefighting techniques. 

Students will learn:

  • How to use basic firefighting tools
  • Fire behavior and Weather
  • What the LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones) system is and how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders and Watch Out Situations.
  • Construct a fire line to required standards using various methods.
  • Strengthen, reinforce, and use holding actions on a fire line.
  • Extinguish the fire with or without the use of water.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Factors in a particular wildfire environment which could impact safety.

Students will receive the following certificates: 

L180 - Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service

S190- Introduction to Wild Fire Behavior

S130 - Firefighter Training

and all training needed for applying to the federal government as a firefighter. Additional homework assignments will include IS-700 ( Introduction to National Incident Management System) and ICS-100 (Introduction to Incident Command System).


Students 15 years old and older are encouraged to attend. However, anyone under 18 participating in the course must complete the Activity Waiver Form and a parent or guardian must sign.

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Workforce & Community Education
525 D Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Open: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9am - 4pm

Phone: 707.476.4500
Fax: 707.443.3417