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Applications Open for S-230/231 Crew/Engine Boss Training!

Apply today for our upcoming S-230/231 Crew/Engine Boss training course, which will be held on Monday, April 1st through Friday, April 5th on the Pala Reservation. Learn more on today's blog!

Brown graphic with training name and date as well as "apply today!," a photo of people wearing fire gear in front of a burn and the Climate Science Alliance logo.

The Climate Science Alliance invites you to apply for our upcoming S-230/231 Crew/Engine Boss training course, which will be held on Monday, April 1st through Friday, April 5th, 2024 on the Pala Reservation. Download the flyer and learn more below!

The flyer for the S-230/231 training. All text included in blog.



This is an instructor-led training (ILT) and blended course intended to be presented at

the local level. The course lessons provide introduction to operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment

avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post-incident responsibilities. The focus of the blended approach is to teach knowledge and concepts.

The ILT will reinforce the content learned online and provide opportunities to apply this

knowledge to real-world scenarios and practical exercises. Instruction provided by: Palomar Hotshots.

When and where is it?

Monday, April 1st - Friday, April 5th, 2024

Pala Reservation

12196 Pala Mission Rd. Pala, CA 92059

Who should register?

Individuals desiring to be qualified as any single resource boss. Individuals from

Indigenous and Tribal communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Prerequisites: FFT1 S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior and successful completion of the pre-work.

I'm interested! How do I register?

Send an email to with a list of nominees. Include name, IQCS number, email, contact info and how much chainsaw experience. If you have more than one nomination, please rank due to max of 20 slots. Nominations are due March 22, 2024.

More information:

Find more information about this course at


This training is hosted by the Pala Band of Mission Indians in close partnership with the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, Southern California Interagency Wildland Fire & Fuels Cadre, and Climate Science Alliance, as part of the Alliance's Stewardship Pathways Program and the Collaborative of Native Nations for Climate Transformation and Stewardship (CNNCTS).

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