Wildland Firefighting

Welcome to LBCC's 2016 Basic Wildland Firefighting Program

April 22, 23, 24 and April 30, May 1, 2016

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.     Calapooia Center CC212

$285 covers all course materials, field day and carding fees.

Call 541-917-4923 for more information or to register. 

2016 Wildland Fire Safety

LBCC is proud to offer basic, entry-level Wildland Firefighter Training. Wildland firefighters assist in the suppression of wildfires in remote locations by digging firelines, removing fuels (brush, grass, etc.) and laying hose lines. Wildland firefighters may also provide assistance in national emergencies.

The lead instructor for this class has over 20 years of wildland firefighting and forest management experience and is certified through the National Wildfire Suppression Association. All courses meet or exceed National Wildfire Coordinating group (NWCG) 310-1 requirements.

Course Descriptions and Details:
S-130, Firefighting Training - Designed to provide entry-level firefighter skills, this course includes one day of field training. Note: LBCC is the only college in Western Oregon to include field training essential for certification.

S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior - This course provides instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and recognition of potentially hazardous situations.

I-100, Introduction to ICS - An introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) provides the fundamental knowledge for entry-level personnel to function appropriately in the performance of incident-related duties.

L-180, Human Factors on the Fireline - This course is designed to provide the basic understandings of communication and human performance on the fireline. Topics: situation awareness, basic communication, decision-making process, and teamwork principles.

IS-700 - An online course and test on national emergency response. We recommend you complete this course and test prior to starting class. http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/is/is700a.asp

Minimum Qualifications: You must be 18 years of age to be hired to fight wildfire. You may take the class prior to turning 18.

You must have two forms of government issued ID (one form must have a photo). Examples: passport, driver's license, permanent resident card, military ID card. You must also be in good physical condition. To be hired by a contractor, you will be required to pass a pack test (Click here for pack test information).

Gloves and boots are required for the class field day. Other protective equipment is provided.

Course Completion: Those students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. Students may find these credentials beneficial when applying for positions with:

Private Wildland Firefighting Contractors

Oregon Department of Forestry
http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/ Then click on "jobs with ODF" on the left hand side.

US Forest Service -http://www.fs.fed.us/

U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

Rural and City Fire Departments 



To perform work as an entry level wildland firefighter (FFT-2) you will need to pass a physical fitness pack test offered by your employer. A typical test is a three mile hike, on level terrain, carrying a 45 pound pack. This test must be completed in less than 45 minutes.

LBCC Refund/Cancellation Policy: No refund unless cancellation is 48 hours before the class. If you have not paid and not cancelled and don't show for the class, you will be billed for the class.

For more information or to register, call 541-917-4923


Class of 2013

Class of 2013

Class of 2011

2011 Wildland Fire Students


Class of 2010

2010 Wildland Fire Students


Class of 2009


2009 Wildland Fire Class students


The picture below shows LBCC's first class of Wildland Firefighters 2008. Congratulations, guys!


2008 Wildland Fire Students


Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodations should contact the Disability Coordinator at Linn-Benton Community College, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone (541) 917-4690 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at 1-800-735-2900 or 1-800-735-1232. Contact should be made 72 hours or more in advance of the event.  

LBCC Business and Employer Services is a proud member of the
National Wildfire Suppression Association (NWSA)