S-330, Task Force/Strike Team Leader


This course is designed to meet the training requirements outlined in NIMS: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1 and the position taskbooks 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.

S-330 | Cost: $125

All classes on Monday May 20th will begin that day at 0900 (CT).

On all other days, classes will begin at 0800 (CT).

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

May 20th - 22nd | Individual Registration REGISTER


  • 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 Components and Hours to Complete

  • Pre-selection assessment 1
  • Pre-course work 1
  • Online training N/A
  • Instructor-led training 19-20.5
  • Total Hours 21-22.5

Target Group
Personnel desiring to be qualified as task force leader (TFLD) or any Strike Team Leader.

Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Lead instructor must be a qualified Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS).
Unit instructors must be qualified as Strike Team Leader (STL) or Task Force Leader (TFLD).
See NWCG Instructor Certification at the beginning of this Guide.

Course Prerequisites
Qualified as any Single Resource Boss.
Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment and pre-course work.

Course Level
Regional, state, or area