Course Schedule

Day 1 - 0800-1700

Sign In / Equipment Lay Out

Arduous Pack Test

Course Overview & Introduction

S-130 Field Day Requirements

Life on the Fireline

Company & Medical Unit Leader Expectations

Day 2 - 0900-2100

Incident Within an Incident

Navigation Review

Day Navigation Course

Wilderness Medical Skills Review

GPS Intermediate Course

Night Navigation

Day 3 - 0800-1600

Packing for the Mission

PPE Inspection & Maintenance

Packing List Review & Recommendations 

Medical Patient Packaging

Evacuation Scenario

Day 4 - 0800-1700

Introduction to Search & Rescue

Basic Communications

Helicopter Rescue / Evacuation Operations

Day 5 - 1200-2300

Situational Training Exercises

SPOT Weather Reporting

Sick Call Operations

Day 6 - 1000-1500

Situational Training Exercises

Travel Planning

Demobilization Process

Course AAR


Lodging is provided as part of the course tuition. Lodging is bunk style in a communal bunkroom. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. It is highly encouraged that you camp on site in the provided lodging.   


A bagged lunch will be provided as part of the course tuition. Day 2 & Day 5 Dinner will be provided. Be sure to fill out the nutrition preferences & allergies section on the course registration.

Travel Arrangements

State College University Park Airport is nearby and transportation to and from the airport can be made available if requested for a $35.00 Fee. Only transportation to and from State College Airport will be available. 

The airport also has a rental car agency on site. (Enterprise, Hertz, National)


If flying or driving please plan to arrive before Sunday night. 


Class will dismiss at 1700 on the Friday of the course. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart Tuesday mornings of the class. 

Course policies

Registration Policy

Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, paypal or cash. Tuition covers textbooks, syllabus, course equipment, and certification cards. SRTC is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until SRTC paperwork has been received, reviewed and approved by SRTC. A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason. Any equipment purchases made at anytime are required to be paid in full and are non-refundable.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

 If a student cancels out of the course or withdrawals from a course:

-  If greater than or equal to 45 days prior to the starting date of the course, SRTC will 

   retain a $55.00 site cancelation fee.

-  Within 45 days of the course start date, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

-  Participants that cancel or withdraw from a course are still responsible for cancelation fees even if payment has not been sent or processed. (Applies if you cancel within 45 days of a course.)

- All equipment purchases are non-refundable. 

A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.

Late Payment Policy

Participants that register and choose pay via company check or personal check must submit payment in a timely manner. Payment is due no later than 10 days after your registrations is submitted. If payment is not post marked prior to this date a late fee will be assessed. Late fees will either be invoiced separately or added to any outstanding balance.
- Initial late fee is $25.00
- An additional fee of $10.00 per day will also be assessed if payment is delayed past 14 days from registration. This fee is retroactive to the date of registration. 

SRTC Student Agreement

(Including Assumption of Risks and Agreement of Release of Indemnity)

A course student agreement will be sent to you upon completion of registration. Please sign, return it and read it carefully as it affects your legal rights. Bring the two-page signed document to the first day of the course. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the document as well. Without a signed document, you cannot participate in the course. SRTC course participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during the free time are not part of the SRTC program and are at the sole risk of the participant.

Wildland Fire Medical Technician Training Academy

Date: 20-25 Jan 2021

Cost:  $750

The SRTC Wildland Fire Medical Technician Training Academy is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to perform in the role of Fireline Medic (EMPF) or Fireline EMT (EMTF) as a Single Resource on Wildland Fires. Being a Fireline Medic or EMT is a challenging and lucrative seasonal occupation! However, companies still struggle to find quality and qualified personnel every season to fill resource orders. Many other courses are classroom only! This course will immerse our candidates in the field environment! Better preparing you for the real challenges of working on the firelines.

Topics include position overview; supplies and equipment; assignments as a Single Resource; lessons learned; Medical Unit Leader expectations; emergency evacuations; communications; documentation; navigation; individual responsibilities; wildland safety considerations; and medical emergencies specific to the wildland arena. This class gives the candidate the practical skill set and mental preparedness to be a deployment ready EMPF or EMT. The course is built on current guidelines and best practices for the position.

Upon successful completion of the course the candidate will receive: 

1. A S-130 Field Day Certificate.

2. Annual Work Capacity Completion Certificate.

3. Wildland Fire Medical Technician Certificate.

4. Letter with organizations that employ EMTFs and EMPFs for you to apply with. 

5. Performance review from the course. 

6. Completed SRTC Position Task Book(PTB) for EMPF or EMTF respectively.

7. 24 hour NREMT Refresher Certificate. 

This course meets or exceeds the currently established Firescope Curriculum for EMTF & EMPF; S-223.

1. Current EMT, EMT-Advanced, or EMT-Paramedic certification

2. ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

3. Wildland Firefighter Type 2 Online Training(FFT2) 

    - S-130

    - S-190

    - L-180
4. Arduous Fitness Level.

5. Completion of the online SRTC Fireline Medical Modules

Additional Recommended Training: 

1. A-100 Basic Aviation Safety Course

2. Wilderness EMT 

A complete packing list for the course will be sent to you upon registration! All candidates are required to have a complete 

Attendance does not guarantee employment or PTB Completion.

PTBs will be signed off as you complete the required tasks satisfactorily. 


Coffee and water will be available all day! A full kitchen and fridge are available in the lodge.  

There are many great restaurants in the area, both local and chain as dinner options.  

Wildland Fire Medical Technician

                                                  Training Academy

Location: Krislund Camp & Conference Center

               189 Krislund Dr

                Madisonburg PA 16852

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