Interface Tactical Dec. Sims
Standard letter grades
Total contact hours
FIRE 104, FIRE 105, FIRE 125 and FIRE 175.
Focuses on structure fire duties in relation to the urban interface. Designed to assist structure firefighters in making tactical decisions when confronting wildland fire that threatens life, property, and improvements in the wildland urban interface. Uses simulations of specific problem situations to learn and to apply tactical decision-making skills in the fire environment. Includes anticipating or predicting problem fire behavior during operations and using lookouts, communications, escape routes, and safety zones.
Course learning outcomes
1. Describe the interaction of fuels, weather, and topography on wildland fire behavior, fireline tactics, and safety.
2. Use lookouts, communications, escape routes, and safety zones during simulations and field operations.
3. Perform structure triage.
4. Perform operational tactics and strategies safely in simulated wildland urban interface incidents.
- Introduction: look up, look down, look around
- Fire environment
- Topographic influences
- Firefighter safety in the interface
- Tactical considerations for problem fire behavior (seven environmental factors)
- Radio operations: programming and cloning
- LCES: lookouts, communication, escape routes, and safety zones
- Managing human factors
- Pre-incident planning
- Size-up and initial strategy
- Structure triage and structure protection
- Tactics and strategies
All materials will be provided to the student