For decades Chief Teie’s training and operational aids for wildland firefighters have been recognized worldwide as some of the best fire training tools available. The Firefighter’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting was originally published in 1994 with thousands sold to firefighters and fire agencies worldwide.



The NEW 4th Edition is updated to address the most current NFPA and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards and qualifications for wildland firefighting. This book is written for the fire personnel who need a basic understanding of wildland firefighters, firefighters, and fire officers who have primary wildland responsibilities.

This edition combines critical components from the 2016 edition of NFPA 1051 and NWCG documents into one source for wildland firefighters, officers and command staff with NFPA and NWCG documents referenced at the front of each chapter. The NEW edition now includes a Fireline Construction chapter. The content is sequenced to logically build competency from the first through all 15 chapters of the book.



NFPA 1051 content:

Wildland Fire Fighter I and II

Wildland Fire Officer I and II

Wildland/Urban Interface Protection Specialist

Wildland/Urban Interface Coordinator


NWCG content:

Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service

Initial Attack Incident Commander

Driving for the Fire Service

Engine Boss

Tractor/Plow Boss

Applied Interagency Incident Business Management

Task Force/Strike Team Leader

Tactical Decision Making in Wildland Fires



The 2nd Edition of Bill Teie’s Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer – Leading in a Dangerous Profession has been developed to address various supervisory and leadership positions of wildland firefighting outlined by the National Wildfire Coordinators Group (NWCG).

This book is aimed toward new and experienced wildland firefighters who serve in a leadership role within their organizations. Chapters 1-5 are an excellent tool for any current or future leader in fire service. Chapters 6-9 deal with the situational and tactical processes a wildland fire officer faces daily. Following Chapter 9 is an addendum containing 15 after-action reports of “Fires We Should Not Forget” as well as the lesson learned from each fire.