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S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

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Ceres Community Center

2701 4th St.

Ceres, CA 95307

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This 32-hour course is 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 difference are discussed as necessary; instructor should stress local conditions.

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

Target Audience: Personnel desiring to be qualified as any Single Resource Boss or Fire Effects Monitor (FEMO).

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment and pre-course work.

Please bring a laptop computer with you to class each day. Student materials will be on flash-drives.

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