S-231, Engine Boss


This is a skill course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB). Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire size up considerations, tactics, and wildland urban interface.

• Perform the tasks of an Engine Boss in making the tactical decisions required to safely manage an engine on an incident.

Engine Boss | Cost: $100

Classes will begin at 0800 (CT).

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

May 16th - 17th | Individual Registration REGISTER

Course Components and Hours to Complete

  • Pre-selection assessment N/A
  • Pre-course work N/A
  • Online training N/A
  • Instructor-led training 12-16
  • Total Hours 12-16

Target Group
Personnel desiring to be qualified as Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB).

Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Lead instructor must be a qualified Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN) or Task Force Leader (TFLD).
Unit instructors must be qualified as Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB).
See NWCG Instructor Certification at the beginning of this Guide.

Course Prerequisites
Qualified as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).
Successful completion of S-230, Crew Boss (Single Resource), instructor-led or blended delivery.

Course Level