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MAWS 2020 - Metro Advanced Wildland School

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Molalla Fire Department

320 N Molalla Ave

Molalla, OR 97038

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The ​Metro Advanced Wildland School (MAWS) ​is ​an ​opportunity ​to ​work ​on ​Task ​Books ​in ​specific ​performance ​demonstration ​areas ​that ​are ​typically ​difficult ​to ​accomplish. ​The ​school ​is ​not ​designed ​to ​complete ​all ​of ​the ​required ​performance ​areas ​in ​the ​Task ​Book. ​

Positions covered include:

  • Fire Fighter Type 1 (FFT1)

  • Engine Boss (ENGB)

  • Strike Team / Task Force Leader (STEN)

Dates: June 5th or June 6th, 2020. Your choice - you only attend one day.
Time: 0730-1800 Daily

Highlights of MAWS:

  • Firing Operations

  • Aerial Operations

  • Drafting & Engine Operations

  • Portable Pumps & Sprinkler Kits

  • Mobile Attack

  • Structure Prep & Triage

  • Weather

  • Supervision and Tactics

  • Hand Lines and Mop Up

All Attendees: ​You must arrive ​with ​a ​Task ​Book ​initiated ​by ​your ​respective ​agency. ​The ​instructors ​and ​supervisors (Cadre​) ​managing ​the ​school ​will ​sign ​and ​complete ​ONLY ​the ​areas ​of ​the ​Task ​Books ​in ​which ​they ​can ​specifically ​observe ​performance. ​The ​Cadre ​cannot ​"sign ​off" ​a ​Task ​Book ​for ​completion - ​completion ​and ​final ​sign ​off ​certification ​of ​any ​Task ​Book ​for ​any ​position ​is ​the ​responsibility ​the ​trainee's ​home agency. ​

  • ​ALL ​attendees ​are ​required ​to ​participate ​for ​the ​entire ​day.

  • ​Complete ​wildland ​PPE ​is ​required.

  • All attendees must ​bring ​food ​and ​water ​for ​the ​entire ​day.

Firefighter Type 1 & Engine Boss Attendees: You should provide a suitable apparatus from their agency (Type 3 or Type 6 Engines Ideally). NOTE: Engines ​will ​be ​required ​to ​DRAFT ​from ​portable ​tanks ​for ​refill.

Strike Team/Task ​Force ​Leader ​Attendees: You ​must ​show ​up ​with ​a fire department ​vehicle ​and ​NOT ​on ​an ​engine ​with ​the ​crew. There is also a mandatory ST/TF Leader pre-briefing with the Cadre at the Molalla Fire Dept at 0630.

Designated Signers: We are also asking agencies to provide a "Designated Signer" who can facilitate actual Task Book sign-offs. MAWS will work with students who are unable to provide their own Designated Signer.

This class is FREE to attend and is hosted by the Molalla Fire Department. It is sponsored by the Northwest Association of Fire Trainers (NAFT). Additional support provided by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's office (OSFM).

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Molalla Fire Department

320 N Molalla Ave

Molalla, OR 97038

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