*** With the generous support of DPSST, the registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 16th. Please take advantage of this rare opportunity. ***
Class: S-390 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
Host: Marion County Fire District No. 1
Location: Oregon Public Safety Academy (OSPA), Salem, Oregon
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR, 97317
Date/Time: June 4-7, 2012, 0800-1700 each day
Attire: Department uniform or Business Casual, "NO JEANS"
Instructors: Mr. Ross Holloway, Mr. Jim Walker & Mr. Rick Rogers
Cost: FREE, thanks to the generous support of DPSST Fire Training Section
LODGING/MEALS: Dorm room lodging and meals are available at DPSST for those traveling more than 75 miles one-way. If you would like to request dorm room housing (AFTER you receive an e-mail confirming you have been registered for the class), please contact Rebecca Nolte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.378.4399 no later than April 20, 2012.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 16th, 2012. We must have 20 students to host class. Please register ASAP. There is a small pre-course assignment and assessment required prior to attendance. Once registered, materials will be sent to the student via email. As for 05/04/12, we only have 7 students registered. Please don't delay, sign up today.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce fire behavior calculations by manual methods, using nomograms and the Fire Behavior Handbook Appendix B. The student gains an understanding of the determinants of fire behavior through studying inputs (weather, slope, fuels, and fuel moisture). The student also learns how to interpret fire behavior outputs, documentation processes, and fire behavior briefing components.
OBJECTIVES: List the assumptions, limitations, and appropriate uses of fire behavior prediction models. Describe how environmental factors and processes affect fire behavior and safety. Define and interpret fire behavior prediction model inputs. Calculate fire behavior outputs using available fire behavior processors. Interpret, communicate, apply, and document wildland fire behavior and weather information.
TARGET GROUP/PRE-REQUISITES: For personnel pursuing DPSST certification as a Division/Group Superivsor, this course is required. This course is intended for personnel desiring to become qualified as division/group supervisor (DIVS), prescribed fire burn boss type 2 (RXB2), incident commander type 3 (ICT3), or anyone functioning in a position requiring this knowledge. Students must have completed Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290) and be qualified as a single resource boss (Engine Boss, Crew Boss, Dozer Boss, etc.) Students must present verification on the first day of the course.
UPON COMPLETION: This course is sanctioned by NWCG. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an NWCG Course Certificate and DPSST Notice of Course Completion (NOCC).
REGISTRATION: Download DPSST fire training application at: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/FT/docs/Fire_Training_Application.pdf . Fax to Thelma Denney 503-378-3345. If you have any questions about registration please call Thelma Denney 503-378-2408 or email email@example.com
For questions about the course, please contact Battalion Chief Wineman at Marion County Fire District No. 1: (503) 932-5700or email at firstname.lastname@example.org