WF 290 : S-290 Intermediate Wildfire Behavior

Transcript title

S-290 Inter. Wildfire Behavior



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Recommended preparation

WF 131, WF 260 and WF 134.


This is a classroom-based skills course designed to prepare the prospective fireline supervisor to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. It is the second course in a series that collectively serves to develop fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills. Fire environment differences are discussed as necessary; instructor should stress local conditions.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and describe the characteristics of fuels, weather, and topography that influence wildland fire behavior.
2. Describe the interaction of fuels, weather, and topography on wildland fire behavior, fireline tactics, and safety.
3. Describe the causes of extreme fire behavior conditions (long range spotting, crowning, and fire whirls) that develop due to weather, fuels, and/or topography.
4. Interpret, communicate, apply, and document wildland fire behavior and weather information.

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