The 2020 wildfire season is quickly approaching. To ensure your department is ready, it’s crucial to review annual RT-130 training with up-to-date data and findings from previous fires.

TargetSolutions updates its RT-130 training series every year. This four-course series uses videos, case studies and an onscreen instructor to prepare personnel for the annual wildfire period. In addition to these refreshed two-hour courses, new 2020 information is also available in short video segments.

By completing this RT-130 refresher training for 2020, fire service agencies can review life-saving strategies, learn from previous wildfires and ensure preparedness for the challenges to come.

RT-130 Fire Refresher Training 2020

Annual fire online safety refresher training should always cover current issues, how to avoid entrapments, fire shelters and other relevant hazard and safety risks. TargetSolutions’ renewed RT-130 refresher series addresses these fundamentals as well as new topics for 2020. New course topics include lookout responsibilities, emergency tourniquet application and wildfire statistics from 2019 and previous years.

After going through this series, firefighters will a clear picture of what to expect for the upcoming wildfire season. Here is a breakdown of the modules and their key takeaways:

RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher (MOD #1) discusses new NIFC topics for this year including a summary of the 2019 wildland firefighting season, emergency tourniquet application, and risk management.

RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher (MOD #2) highlights skywatching and weather report lessons that were unchanged from last year. It provides an overview of wildland fire behavior and strategies for predicting changes in fire behavior that could lead to hazardous conditions.

RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher (MOD #3) reviews situational awareness, lookout responsibilities and injury prevention strategies in wildland fire operations.

RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher (MOD #4) allows firefighters to review the fundamentals of wildland fire firefighting and includes fuel clearance safety and chainsaws safety lessons.

Microcourses – Updates for 2020 RT-130 Training

In addition to updating the required RT-130 wildfire series, new information from each course is also available as its own 10 to 20-minute micro-course. These micro-learning videos only highlight new lessons for 2020 and can be reviewed at any time.

Additionally, individuals can access all new wildland fire information in a single course for a more comprehensive refresher. This 2020 overview condenses up-to-date data, stories and procedures into a one-hour lesson.

For questions about TargetSolutions’ RT-130 fire refresher training series for 2020, please contact us today (800) 840-8048!