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Wildland Fire Behavior

Course Course Title Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
FIP 180 Wildland Fire Behavior 3 0 0 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Effective Term: Fall 2014
This course covers the principles of wildland fire behavior and meteorology referenced in NFPA standard 1143. Emphasis is placed on fire calculations, fuels, and related weather effects. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply fire behavior theories through written and performance evaluations.
·Student Learning Outcomes
·1. Determine the role of fuels, topography, and atmospheric conditions that leads to extreme fire behavior.
·2. Define the important determinants of wildland fire occurrence and behavior.
·3. Identify the fire's effects on and interactions with the ecosystem properties, processes, and components.
·4. Analyze the social and political forces that affect wildland fire, and explain how they can be incorporated into land management decisions.
·5. Demonstrate knowledge of Risk/Hazard Assessment and Mitigation concerning wildland fires.

2014FA - New Course Version (S23895)