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RX300 Prescribed Fire Burn Boss - Rapid City, SD

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RX-300, Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, 2023 – DRAFT | NWCG


RX-300 Prescribed Fire Burn Boss will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to prepare, critically evaluate, and implement a prescribed fire plan in accordance with the NWCG Standards for Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation, PMS 484.

Units 1 through 12 focus on prescribed fire planning, and units 13 through 19 focus on prescribed fire implementation. Students must pass the implementation assessment and the final presentation to obtain a certificate.


  • Prepare a prescribed fire plan in accordance with policy and guidelines.
  • Critically review prescribed fire plans and identify the necessary information for prescribed fire implementation.
  • Discuss prescribed fire implementation strategies and identify their application in various scenarios.
  • Evaluate, revise, and defend a prescribed fire plan that safely meets management objectives.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2). Additionally, agencies, organizations, or personnel who are involved in the preparation, implementation, or review of prescribed fire plans, such as air regulators, fire ecologists, landowners, prescribed fire consultants, fire planners, and others, may also benefit from the course.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Session Offerings

Sessions of this course may be available in the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP). Enrollment requires an account. Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content. To search for a specific course, use the FIND LEARNING menu at the top of the page, then select UPCOMING COURSES. To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific GEOGRAPHIC AREA information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.


RX-300 is available as instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work 20-24
Pre-selection assessment N/A
Online training N/A
Instructor-led training 40
Total Hours 60-64

Course Level

Regional, state, or area

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead and unit instructors must be qualified as Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2).

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.