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Southern Oregon Wildfire School (SOWS) - (Updated info and flyer as of 5/20/20)

Date: June 12-13, 2020

Time: 0700 - 1800
Location: Fire District 3 and the Denman Wildlife Refuge Area
Cost: $50 (includes sandwich lunch)


The Southern Oregon Wildfire School (SOWS) will provide a hands-on training experience to structural firefighters who are working to complete their initiated NWCG FFT1, SRB-E, or ST/TF Leader task books. Please note the following:
This course is NOT intended to sign off or complete a task book at the end of the course.

Our original plan included live-fire training opportunities. Due to COVID-19, we needed to cancel this part of the training. We will continue to offer the aircraft session. In lieu of the low complexity firing operation we will focus on engine specific functions such as pump & roll, bump & run, progressive hoselays, etc. We believe we will be able to achieve completion of specific tasks in the FFT1, SRB-E, and ST/TF Leader task books. Additionally, we added an objective to our plan that will incorporate COVID-19 and social distancing requirements. We feel this is a great opportunity for us to implement these proposed measures for the upcoming fire season in a training environment.

While this training will cover various aspects ranging from FFT2 through Command & General Staff positions, the training focus is:
Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1/ICT5)
Single Resource Boss (ENGB)
ST/TF Leader (STEN)

Our goals for this course and for the participants include, but are not limited to:
Provide a safe environment for instructors and students
Provide real-life scenarios for firefighters and incident managers in a controlled learning environment
Provide training and education on the proper procedures for Check-In and Demobilization
Develop inter-agency cooperative awareness
Provide training and education to meet portions of the following NWCG position task books:
Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1/ICT5)
Single Resource Boss (ENGB)
ST/TF Leader (STEN)
Provide training and experience opportunities for various Overhead positions


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