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Intro to Wildland Fires

Course Course Title Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
FIP 188 Intro to Wildland Fires 3 2 0 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Effective Term: Fall 2014
This course introduces basic wildland fire suppression functions referenced in NFPA standard 1143. Emphasis is placed on the operation of tools, equipment, aircraft, and basic fire suppression methods. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic theories in wildland fire suppression and demonstrate them through written and performance evaluations.
·1. Determine the role of fuels, topography, and atmospheric conditions that leads to extreme fire behavior.
·2. Demonstrate knowledge of safe practices of wildland firefighting.
·3. Demonstrate knowledge of wildland firefighter survival techniques and equipment.
·4. Identify wildland firefighting equipment, proper use, and safety considerations.
·5. Demonstrate the ability to gather research about wildland fire deaths in the United States.
·6. Discuss wildland urban interface operations.

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