S-219 Fire Operations
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Introduces the roles and responsibilities of a firing boss (FIRB) and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage firing operations. Discusses and illustrates common firing devices and techniques. Although comprehensive in nature, the course work is not a substitute for the dynamic fire environment. This is an NWCG certified course and students are required to be qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2) for certification.
The following learning outcomes are those of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).
1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the firing boss (FIRB) for planning, execution, safety, coordination, and evaluation of an ignition operation on a wildland or prescribed fire.
2. Describe the characteristics, applications, safety and availability of the various firing devices FIRB has at their disposal.
3. Given a wildland or prescribed scenario, prepare a firing plan and briefing that contains desired fire behavior, firing techniques, required resources, coordination, safety and risk management factors, and communication, to meet specific objectives.
• Introduction to Basic Firing Operations
• Duties and Responsibilities
• Fire Operations and techniques
• Risk Management
All materials are provided to the students.
Students are assessed by exercises, quizzes, final exam and final scenarios.