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Wildland Fire Training Opportunities

Wildland Fire Training Opportunities

Oklahoma Forestry Services believes it is critical for all firefighters to develop knowledge of initial and extended attack operations in both the wildland and wildland urban interface in order to greatly enhance their safety and effectiveness. OFS personnel receive extensive training on these operations utilizing methodology outlined by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

As Oklahoma’s lead agency for wildland fire suppression, our goal is to provide training information and opportunities to structural fire departments and wildland fire agencies across our state.
 We offer the following opportunities:

  • Oklahoma Wildland Tailgate series is an informal training tool developed to facilitate discussions and hone wildland firefighting knowledge and skills. This quarterly publication is mailed to rural fire departments and wildland agencies and is also available to download.
  • OFS offers the Wildland Training for Structural Firefighters, G-130. This course is designed to help structural firefighters learn the critical wildland firefighting skills needed to be safe and effective in either of two situations: when making an initial attack on a wildland fire in their jurisdiction or when working with state and federal wildland firefighting agencies.
  • Oklahoma Forestry Services also partners with OSU Fire Service Training on additional firefighting and incident command training such as Wildland Engine Tactics, Aerial Firefighting Resources, Communications, etc. This can be accessed through the OSU Fire Service Training website.
  • We lay out the four steps involved in attaining the qualifications necessary to receive your "Red Card" and be assigned to work on these wildfires.

ICS  Simulator located at Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training