RX-301/341 | Blended

This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and techniques used to perform in the role of a Prescribed Fire Burn Boss. The course material is based tasks found in the position task book for Prescribed Fire Burn Boss. It leads the student through the duties and responsibilities associated with the position of the prescribed fire burn boss including evaluation and implementation of a prescribed fire plan. The purpose of RX-341, Prescribed Fire Plan Preparation, is to provide students with the skills/knowledge to prepare a prescribed fire plan for technical review and approval in accordance with the Interagency Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures Guide, PMS 484.

Provide students with the information needed to successfully review a prescribed fire burn plan for technical accuracy and implement a prescribed burn.

RX341- Describe prescribed fire planning policies and guidelines. Identify and describe the processes involved in preparing a prescribed fire plan. Develop and defend a prescribed fire plan that safely meets management objectives.

RX-301/341 | Cost: $175

Begins Monday, May 18th

Classes will begin at 0800 (CT).

Classes are scheduled to end each day by 1700 (CT).

Instructor: Jennifer Hinckley

May 18th - 22nd | Individual Registration REGISTER

Course Components and Hours to Complete

  • Pre-selection Assessment: 2 (RX301) | 2 (RX341)
  • Pre-course Work: N/A (RX301 & 341)
  • Online Training: N/A (RX301 & 341)
  • Instructor-led Training: 24 (RX301) | 32 (RX341)
  • Total Hours: 26 (RX301) | 34 (RX341)

Target Group

Personnel desiring to become qualified as a prescribed fire burn boss type 2 (RXB2).

This course is suggested training for all students who are involved in or plan to be involved in the preparation of prescribed fire plans.

Other positions that would benefit from this course are firing boss (FIRB), fire effects monitor (FEMO), air regulators, fire ecologists, private land owners (eg. TNC), other state and private agencies, prescribed fire consultants, and fire planners.

Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Lead and unit instructors must be qualified as prescribed fire burn boss type 2 (RXB2).

Also see Instructor Certification at the beginning of the Field Manager's Course Guide.

All instructors must have prescribed fire plan writing and technical review experience.
Lead Instructor must be qualified as an RXB2.

Also see NWCG Instructor Qualifications at the beginning of the Field Manager's Course Guide.

Course Prerequisites
Qualified as a firing boss (FIRB) and incident commander type 4 (ICT4).
Introduction to Fire Behavior Calculations (S-390).
Proficient in the use of BehavePlus.
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations, S-390.
Proficient in the use of BehavePlus.
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

In addition to the above:
Fire personnel must be qualified as Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).
Resource personnel must have knowledge of fire suppression principles and techniques.

Students desiring to take both RX-341 and RX-301 (Prescribed Fire Implementation) will benefit from taking RX-341 first.


Course Level (RX301 & 341)
Regional, state or area