And that's a shame, you'd certainly bring more than radio skills to the fight! But I also understand the need for standardization and checklists - "Are all your *insert skilled position here* trained to the *insert class/course here* level?" I know some wildland firefighters that have seen more and done more that I'll ever do - without a single IQS qualification. But they will never be on a State or Federal incident without their S130/S190/redcard. Which you can get online now (S130/S190) - except for the field-day and pack test.