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Map, Compass & GPS for Firefighters

  • OCFA Fire Station 18 30942 Trabuco Canyon Road Trabuco Canyon, CA, 92679 United States (map)

Map, Compass & GPS for Firefighters


This course is beneficial for most ICS positions. Map and compass is a prerequisite for Fire Line EMT/Paramedic and Field Observers for Orange County Fire Authority employees. Course content includes use of maps and symbols, using a compass to find your field location on a map, using a GPS receiver to locate your position on a map, establishing waypoints, track logs and mapping the perimeter of a fire. The course includes both classroom and field exercises.

*Required for Field Observer, Fireline EMT and Fireline Paramedic*


Experience on incident assignments in operations or support functions


Firefighter Rick Boman