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FSC 180 Wildland Fire, Module I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Designed for individuals with little or no experience in the wildland environment. Provides preparation for performing as a beginning-level wildland firefighter on an engine or hand crew. Instruction will provide an introduction to wildland fire prevention, fire behavior, suppression methods, equipment considerations, safety, and incident command. This course encompasses the National Wildfire Coordinating Group content: S-110, S130/S190, S133, S134 and L-180. NWCG Certificate will be awarded after successful completion of the course and examination.

General Information:
1. Student is responsible for obtaining text book package from the SPC-CAC book store.
2. On the first day of class, CAC provides the course tools and equipment.
3. Students are required to complete instructor- facilitated homework assignments that include the successful completion of online independent study courses.

FEMA Website: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp
Courses: National Incident Management System NIMS:
IS-100.b - (ICS 100) Introduction to Incident Command Systems.
IS-700.a - National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), An Introduction.
IS-200.b - (ISC 200) ICS for Single Resource and initial Action Incidents.

URL NWCG Website: http://www.nwcg.gov/

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe local and interagency relationships in the Arizona Wildland Firefighting system and roles for wildland fire suppression.
2. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the environmental factors of Wildland Fire that affect the start and spread of wildfire.
3. (Synthesis Level) Complete requirements for fire reporting, record keeping and complete Arizona Wildland Fire reports.
4. (Comprehension Level) List and explain the components of the Incident Command System.
5. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the impact of the combustion process and fuel characteristics on wildland fires.
6. (Analysis Level) Classify the relationship of topography, weather, time of day, and fuels on fire behavior and suppression.
7. (Application Level) Identify, define, and use common wildland fire terminology.
8. (Evaluation Level) Relate and justify the requirements of initial attack, direct basic tactical operations, and fire line construction.
9. (Synthesis Level) Outline and develop a physical fitness plan that meets the standards for Wildland Firefighters.
10. (Application Level) Explain what the LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes and Safety Zones) system is, how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders, and demonstrate LCES in the Wildland environment.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for basic Fire Fighter qualifications, S130/190 standard.
2. State of Arizona Forestry Division qualifications for Red Carding for wildland fire standards.
NWCG Website: http://training.nwcg.gov
FEMA Website: http://training.fema.gov
NFPA Website: http://NFPA.ORG