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Wild Fire Management (WFM) Courses

WFM 101 - Basic Fire School

(2.25 credits)

The purpose of this entry-level course is to train new firefighters in basic firefighting skills in order to have a successful first assignment on a wildland fire. Students will learn the basics of fire behavior, fire line safety, the ability to recognize hazardous situations and the incident command structure. Students who complete this course will be qualified to suppress wildfires while under close supervision.

WFM 104 - Portable Pumps & Water Use

(0.50 credits)

This 12-16 hour course is designed to give students practical knowledge and application skills of portable pump operations

WFM 105 - Wildland Fire Power Saws

(0.75 credits)

This course will train students in the use of power saws and techniques in order to prepare for their functional role as a power saw operator on an incident.

WFM 108 - Supervisory Concepts & Techniques

(1.00 credits)

Through classroom instruction, exercises, and discussion, the student will apply the principles of communication and supervision required of a single resource boss to perform on a wildland fire incident. Students will learn the supervisor’s responsibilities, ethics, and concepts such as workforce diversity, mutual respect, leadership, and team building

WFM 109 - Dozer Boss - Single Resource

(1.00 credits)

This course is designed to meet the training recommended for the dozer boss (single resource) on a wildland fire incident

WFM 110 - Interagency Incident Business Management

(1.00 credits)

This course is targeted for entry-level logistics and finance/ administration positions, helicopter managers, and single resource positions in the Incident Command System. Instruction will include rules of conduct for incident assignments, recruitment of casuals, pay provisions, property management, cooperative agreements, and other incident business management practices

WFM 111 - Basic Air Operations

(1.00 credits)

This course affords the training a survey of uses of air craft and fire suppression and provides the student on how to conduct themselves in and around air craft

WFM 112 - Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

(2.00 credits)

This is a skill course that is designed to instruct prospective fireline supervisors in a wildland fire behavior or effective and safe fire management operations. Upon completion of this course students will be able to determine basic import data of terrain, fuels, and weather require for understanding wildland fire behavior for various times of the day and night. Students will be able to describe the causes of extreme fire behavior, assess fireline data, describe fire conditions, and environmental factors

WFM 115 - Crew Boss – Single Resource

(1.50 credits)

This course is designed to meet the training needs of a crew boss on a wildland fire incident. Students will learn preparation, mobilization, tactics and safety, off line duties, demobilization and post incident responsibilities.

WFM 121 - Incident Commander Extended Attack

(1.00 credits)

This course is designed to prepare the incident commander to gather information, establish priorities, and coordinate resources at the incident scene.

WFM 123 - App Interagency Incident Business Management

(1.00 credits)

This course is targeted for entry-level logistics and finance/ administration positions, helicopter managers, and single resources positions in the incident command system.

WFM 125 - Firefighter Type 1 Training

(0.50 credits)

This interactive course was added to the wild fire suppression curriculum to provide additional instruction in tactics and safety for the Advanced Firefighter Squad Boss.

WFM 126 - Interagency Helicopter Training Guide

(2.00 credits)

This course provides basic knowledge and skills required by individuals who will be working with helicopters. The skills taught relate to fire and non-fire project assignments.

WFM 131 - Basic Incident Command System

(0.75 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles associated with the Incident Command System.

WFM 135 - Fitness Training for the Work Capacity Test

(3.00 credits)

Studies of wildland firefighting clearly show the link between fitness and work performance. The purpose of this self-study course is to prepare students for the Work Capacity Test that is required for anyone working in wildland or prescribed fire positions. The Work Capacity Test involves carrying a 45 pound pack a distance of three miles in 45 minutes. Credit will be awarded upon certification of successful completion of the Work Capacity Test.

WFM 136 - Position Task Book

(2.00 credits)

Students will complete the advanced firefighter task book as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 138 - Position Task Book

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the basic firefighter task book as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 141 - Engine Operator

(2.00 credits)

Engine Operator addresses the standards, procedures and techniques to be an engine operator on a wildland or prescribed fire.

WFM 203 - Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations

(2.00 credits)

This is a skill course designed to instruct prospective fireline supervisors in wildland fire behavior for effective and safe fire management operations.

WFM 206 - Fire Operations in the Urban Interface

(2.00 credits)

This course is designed to meet the training needs for initial attack commanders and company officers confronting wildland fire that threatens life, property, and improvements.

WFM 208 - Engine Boss

(0.50 credits)

Instructional topics cover tactical use and safety precautions required to establish an effective engine operation on the large incident.

WFM 209 - Introduction to Fire Effects

(2.00 credits)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and first order fire effects, the effects of fire treatments on first order fire effects, and to manipulate fire treatments to achieve desired first order fire effects.

WFM 210 - Task Force/Strike Team Leader

(1.50 credits)

This course is designed to meet the training requirements for the positions of Task Force Leader and Strike Team Leader.

WFM 212 - Initial Attack Incident Commander

(1.00 credits)

This course is designed to prepare the individual in charge of the initial attack of small non-complex fires, the training needed for readiness and mobilization, size-up of the fire, and administrative requirements that must be completed by the incident commander.

WFM 220 - Intermediate Incident Command System

(1.75 credits)

This course provides additional description and detail of the organization and operation of the ICS, management of resources, describes the duties of all positions including the Air Operations organization, and provides examples of how the essential principles are used in incident and event planning.

WFM 221 - Leadership & Organizational Development

(2.00 credits)

This course is designed to provide the students with communication and supervision skills necessary to perform as a unit leader on a wildland fire incident.

WFM 222 - Position Task Book for the Strike Team Leader Engine

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the Position Task Book for the Strike Team Leader Engine as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 223 - Position Task Book for the Strike Team Leader Crew

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the Position Task Book for the Strike Team Leader Crew as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 224 - Position Task Book for the Strike Team Leader Dozer

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the Position Task Book for the Strike Team Leader Dozer as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 225 - Position Task Book for the Task Team Leader

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the Position Task Book for the Task Team Leader as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 226 - Position Task Book for the Incident Commander Type 4

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the Position Task Book for the Incident Commander Type 4 as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 227 - Crew Boss – Single Resource

(1.50 credits)

This course is designed to meet the training needs of a crew boss on a wildland fire incident.  Students will learn preparation, mobilization, tactics and safety, off line duties, demobilization and post incident responsibilities.

WFM 228 - Ignition Operations

(2.00 credits)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge/skills necessary to perform the tasks described in the Position Task Books for Ignition Specialist Type II and Single Resource Boss-Firing.

WFM 229 - Position Task Book for the Crew Boss

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the Position Task Book for the Crew Boss as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 230 - Position Task Book for the Dozer Boss

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the Position Task Book for the Dozer Boss as documentation of competencies learned.

WFM 231 - Position Task Book for the Engine Boss

(2.00 credits)

Students will maintain the Position Task Book for the Engine Boss as documentation of competencies learned.



 

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