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Dean of Business and Technology
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV  89801
775-753-2175
bret.murphy@gbcnv.edu

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Join a Winning Team and Learn the Skills YOU Need to Succeed!

Great Basin College is excited to offer courses in Wildland Fire Science with its new Wildland Fire Science Academy (WFSA)! You will not find a better program anywhere in the West!

GBC WFSA logo graphicAll Wildland Fire Science Academy classes sponsored by Great Basin College meet or exceed federal course standards as outlined by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). GBC is an active partner with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, including the BLM, Forest Service, and local fire departments. The GBC WFSA mission is, to provide training opportunities for current agency personnel, private fire contractors, and individuals seeking employment as firefighters. Many of these courses have pre-requisite requirements in order to register. Complete a nomination form by clicking here! Space is limited and there are enrollment pre-registration deadlines so register early. Register now by using the Great Basin College Continuing Education registration site!

The WFSA  provides customized training developed around the specific needs of firefighters and employers. Examples of training include Wildland Fire, CPR/First Aid, OSHA safety and numerous other industry competency based curriculum. Click here to review the brochure.

For individuals interested in pursuing a career in wildland fire-fighting and management, call us today to find out how the WFSA can help you start your future today!

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Program Courses

Basic Wildland Fire Training Field Day - Rookie School

Date(s): June 13-17, 2016
Time: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 40
Cost: $100/person

Students will take NWCG S130, S190, L180 and I100 with instructor Spencer Gregory in a live classroom setting. These classes will run June 6-10, 2016, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. This cost of this class is $100.00. Students will have the opportunity to stay for additional classes taught by the instructor to gain working knowledge for the wildland fire season. Topics included will be First Aid & CPR, Safe Vehicle Driving, and other topics to be determined. Students under the age of 18 need parental consent to register for the classes and field day. To obtain consent form please contact GBC Continuing Education at 775-753-2202, continuing-ed@gbcnv.edu.

Wildland Fire Refresher (RT130)

Date(s): April 1, 2016
Time: 8 AM - 12 PM
Hours: 4
Cost: $75/person

Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training should be designed to provide up to date fireline safety information to employees holding Incident Command System qualifications requiring this training per the PMS 310-1, Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide. Individual sessions of Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training should contain content pertinent to the registered students. This class meets the requirements for the fire service contractors.

Advanced Wildland Firefighter (S131) /Look Up/Look Down (S133)

Date(s): June 8-9, 2016
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Hours: 16
Cost: $100/person

Get Two Classes in one setting! Advanced Wildland Firefighter Type 1, S-131, is a six-hour course designed to meet the training needs of the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). This course is designed to be interactive in nature. The course contains several tactical decision games designed to facilitate learning the objectives and class discussion. Topics include fireline reference materials, communications, and tactical decision making. Look Up/Look Down (S133) This course is designed to train Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) and Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) to identify environmental factors and indicators of hazardous fire conditions, and how to use these indicators when implementing the Risk Management Process. The course is CD-based classroom course, based on facilitated exercises.

Initial Attack Incident Commander (S200)

Date(s): May 31-June 1, 2016
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Hours: 16
Cost: $100/person
Prerequisite: Must be a Single Resource or have Chief's permission

This This course is designed to meet the training needs of the Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4). It is presented in a discussion/exercise format. The six instructional units include Foundation Skills; Intelligence Gathering and Documentation; Size Up the Incident; Develop a Plan of Action; Post-fire Activities; Evaluating Incident Objectives and Manage the Incident. Evaluation of the student is by unit tests and performance based evaluations.

  • Prerequisite: must be a Single Resource or have Chief's permission.

Heavy Equipment Boss (S-236) / Firing Operations (S-291)

Date(s): May 23-May 27, 2016
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Hours: 40
Cost: $185/person

Get two classes in one setting! (S-236)- This is a skill course that is designed to meet the training needs of Heavy Equipment Boss on an incident as outlined the PMS 310-I and the Position Task Book developed for the position. Primary considerations are tactical use and safety precautions required to establish and maintain an effective dozer operation. A field exercise is required as part of the course. S(219)- This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of a Firing Boss (FIRB) and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage firing operations. The course provides students with important information regarding general tasks required to be successful.

Crew Boss (S-230) / Engine Boss (S-231)

Date(s): May 23-May 27, 2016
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Hours: 40
Cost: $185/person.

Get two classes in one setting! S(230)- This is a classroom course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities. S(231)- This is a skill course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with engine boss, single resources (ENGB). Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire sizeup considerations, tactics, and wildland/urban interface.

For More Information

Bret Murphy
Dean of Business and Technology
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV  89801
775-753-2175
bret.murphy@gbcnv.edu

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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