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FSC 190 NWCG Basic Air Operations, S-270
Credit Hours:  1.5
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1.5 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A-F and S/U

Description: Basic firefighter air operations, including aircraft types and capabilities, aviation management and safety for flying in and working with agency aircraft, tactical and logistical uses of aircraft and requirements for helicopter take-off and landing areas. This course is required to obtain National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certification for Engine Boss and required for Wildland Firefighter I Certificate completion. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option available. Prerequisites: FSC181 or NWCG S-131.

Prerequisites: FSC181 or NWCG S-131

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the Incident Command System (ICS) criteria for typing aircraft and the safety procedures to be followed while flying in or working with agency aircraft.
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze pilot and aircraft certification procedures and the importance of flight planning and flight following.
3. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate safety procedures to be followed by ground personnel during water and retardant drops.
4. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain standard target description techniques for directing pilots and indicators of effective water and retardant drops.
5. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the specifications and safety requirements for locating and constructing helispots.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet current National Wildfire Coordinating Group standard S-270.
2.National Wildland Coordinating Group URL: http://www.nwcg.gov
3. National Fire Training. URL: http://www.nationalfiretraining.net/