2013 Fire Academy Required Equipment and Pre-Course Work
The fall Academy is scheduled to run from October 25 through November 3, 2013. The brochure for this course offering is expected to be available in May 2013.
If you have any questions about the fall class schedule or the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, you may e-mail the Academy at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly at call at 631-769-1556.
Below is a listing of the typically required equipment for courses offered at the 2013 New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy. This page will be updated once the brochure is finalized in May 2013.
Students in S-130/190 should bring any of this equipment that they have. Academy staff will provide additional equipment to these students as necessary.
Equipment for these courses include:
- Laced Leather Work Boots (vibram soles)
- NOMEX or Cotton clothing
- Hard Hat
- Safety Goggles
- Water Bottles
- Dust/Smoke Mask (optional)
- Fire Shelter (if you have it)
- Fire Line gear (if you have it)
For those interested in taking the Work Capacity Test ("WCT" a.k.a. the Pack Test) in the S-130/190 course, it is recommended that you bring a pack that fits you comfortably and can carry 45 lbs. The WCT - Arduous Level requires carrying 45 lbs. three miles in 45 minutes or less. The 45 lbs. includes the weight of your pack plus the weight you put into it. We are requiring that all participants bring their own weighted pack. We will weigh each pack before and after the Pack Test. Packs are encouraged, not weighted belts or other contraptions. A weighted pack is the best means to simulate safe, and actual; field conditions.
Required pre-course work for students in RX-301, RX-341, RX-410, S-234, S-130/190 (for one day field class only) can be found at NWCG's website listed in the right column. The link for S-130/190 online is http://www.nfaonline.dhs.gov/