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2023 Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher

Posted: April 13, 2023

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The 2023 Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) Core Components are available from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

To maintain currency, all designated NWCG positions with fire line duties, as well as any position assigned to the fire line for non-suppression tasks, must complete WFSTAR training annually.

WFSTAR training modules are focused on operations and decision-making issues related to fire line safety, training line-going personnel to recognize and mitigate risk, maintain safe and effective practices, and reduce accidents and near misses.

Modules added in 2023

  • 2022 Fire Year in Review
  • Vehicle safety operations (3 new lessons)
  • Incident reviews and lessons learned (2 new case studies)
  • Digital maps

Because training modules are developed and posted throughout the year, make it a habit to check NWCG’s WFSTAR website for additional resources.

The WFSTAR modules are listed in the NWCG training catalog under course code RT-130 and must be delivered as instructor-led training. While some modules must be delivered in person, others can be delivered in a virtual instructor-led format.

Local agency units are responsible for scheduling WFSTAR training. Check the Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP) and contact the local training officer in your area.


This article is based on content in the
April 13, 2023 InfoGram.

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