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NFPA 1140 Wildland Firefighter Level I

Course number : 1051-01   ID : 1266   
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ClassGraphic This course provides you with the basic knowledge and skills to combat a wildfire. Content includes:
  • basic fire behaviour
  • firefighter safety
  • methods of attack, including backfire and burnout techniques
  • water and foam delivery systems, and
  • air-operations safety
The training is designed for municipal firefighters who may face grassland, bush, or forest fires. It is also suited to industrial firefighters at such sites as forestry plants and to urban municipalities with large park areas.

Prerequisite(s): NFPA 1140 students should have an understanding of and experience demonstrating basic structural firefighter practices prior to instruction. NFPA 1001 level certification is recommended. Official documentation for the following prerequisite qualifications must be submitted when applying for NFPA 1051 certification:
  • I-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • Standard Fire Aid/CPR C (see Alberta Labour's list of approved medical training providers for the workplace)
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs (2019). Wildland Firefighting for Structural Firefighters. Alberta Public Safety Division: Government of Alberta. (provided by ETC)
  • IFSTA. (2018). Ground Cover Firefighting for Structural Firefighters. 1st ed. Fire Protection Publications: Oklahoma State University.
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

Certification: Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and Pro Board certification. Applications can be downloaded from the Municipal Affairs' website

Class Details

5 Session(s)

Vermilion Campus

Not Applicable 



Registration Closes On
Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024 Daily - Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Vermilion, Vermilion Campus  Map Not Applicable  ClassRoom

Other Class Offerings

NFPA 1140 Wildland Firefighter Level I
ID: 1269

10/01/24 - 10/04/24
4 sessions.

Vermilion Campus

Not Applicable