SQUAD BOSS / FIREFIGHTER TYPE 1 (FFT1)
The Squad Boss/Firefighter Type 1 oversees a squad, three to seven personnel is typical, in prescribed fire or wildfire activities as directed by a Single Resource Boss, Burn Boss, or other incident command position.
Responsibility and Authority
How to become a Squad Boss
A Squad Boss must meet minimum training, experience and physical fitness requirements listed below, and complete the NWCG FFT1 Position Task Book (PTB) as a trainee on multiple fire assignments.
Other Training (not required) which supports development of knowledge and skills:
Required Physical Fitness:
Position Task Book:
Local Conservancy Burn Boss or Fire Manager may Initialize and Agency Certify the FFT1 PTB.
To remain qualified as a Squad Boss:
A Squad Boss is responsible for maintaining awarded training certificates, completed Position Task Books, fitness test documentation, and a log or record of their wildland fire experience. Typical fire experience log will contain: specific dates and locations of fire assignments; fire name, size, type and fuels; and position(s) held by the individual. 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 July 20, 2017.