Task Force / Strike Team Leader S-330

Course Description:

This course is designed to meet the training requirements outlined in the PMS 310-1, Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide and the position task books developed for the positions of task force leader and strike team leader. Most examples and exercises in this package are specific to wildland fire suppression, although some all-hazards exercises are included.

This course is presented by Michigan DNR and/or USFS Forest Fire Officer instructors.


Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the Risk Management Process found in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) to various incidents.

  • Identify and describe the responsibilities of a Task Force/Strike Team Leader (TFLD/STL).

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate tactics with assigned resources organized into strike teams or task forces.


    Course Name:  Task Force / Strike Team Leader

    Acronym:  TFSTL

    Course Code:  L35A

    Instructional Hours:  23

    Student Manuals:  Provided by Instructors

    To Schedule a Course:  SMOKE

    Instructor Fee:  $1035.00

    Student Application:  SMOKE


    Student Prerequisites:

  • Eighteen years of age or older

  • Member of an organized Michigan Fire Department

  • Qualified as any single resource boss.

  • Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment and pre-course work.



    Issued by the Instructor

    Written Test:

    No State Test

    Practical Test:

    No State Test


To Schedule a Course:  SMOKE