FIRE CREW MEMBER (RXCM)
The Prescribed Fire Crew Member (RXCM) participates in prescribed fire operations, including ignition, holding, mop-up, monitoring and patrol. All Conservancy staff and volunteers actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as either a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) or RXCM. The principal differences between FFT2 and RXCM are the lesser physical fitness requirement for RXCM and the NIMS training requirement for FFT2.
How to become a Prescribed Fire Crew Member
A Prescribed Fire Crew Member must meet minimum training, experience and physical fitness requirements listed below.
Note- L-180 is included in the classroom version of S-130 Firefighter Training (Unit 4). However, L-180 is not included in the blended/online version of S-130. L-180 must be taken additionally if the blended/online version of S-130 is used.
Required Physical Fitness:
To remain qualified as a Prescribed Fire Crew Member:
A Prescribed Fire Crew Member is responsible for maintaining awarded training certificates, fitness test documentation, and a log or record of their wildland fire experience. Typical fire experience log will contain: specific dates and locations of prescribed fire assignments; site name; burn unit name, size, and fuel types; and assignment held on the burn (e.g. holding crew, ignition crew, UTV patrol, etc). The Conservancy may retain copies of these documents in a state or local office for documenting an individual's information in the IQCS database.Last updated March 11, 2019.
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