FIRE 270 : S-270 Basic Air Operations

Transcript title

S-270 Basic Air Operations



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

FIRE 100.


Covers aircraft types and capabilities, aviation management and safety, tactical and logistical uses of aircraft, and requirements for helicopter take-off and landing areas. NOTE: The regulations, procedures, and policies addressed in this course are primarily those governing federal agency and ICS operations. State, county, and other political subdivisions using this course will need to consult their agency having jurisdiction with respect to regulations, procedures and policies. This is an NWCG certified course.

Learning outcomes

The following learning outcomes are those of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

1. Demonstrate basic understanding of the different functions of Air Operations.
2. Describe aircraft types and capabilities.
3. Identify and describe the responsibilities in aviation management and safety.
4. Define and describe tactical and logistical use of aircraft.

Content outline

• Introduction
• Aircraft Types and Capabilities
• Aviation Management and Safety
• Aircraft Missions
• Helicopter Operations

Required materials

All material is provided to the student.

Grading methods

Students are assessed by exercises, quizzes and a final exam.

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