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FSC 191 NWCG Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior, S-290
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A-F and S/U
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Description: Preparation for prospective supervisors to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. This course is required to obtain National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Certification for Engine Boss and required for the CAC Wildland Firefighter I Certificate. Prerequisites: FSC180 or NWCG 130/190. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option available.

Prerequisites: FSC180 or NWCG 130/190

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the environment, topographic, and fuel factors which influence the behavior of wildland fire.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the causes of extreme fire behavior, such as spotting, crowning, fire whirls, plume dominated, and wind-driven fires.
3. (Evaluation Level) Assess fireline data, fire behavior estimations, and identify areas where fire suppression limitations exist.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet current National Wildfire Coordinating Group, standard S290.
2. Completion of the National Interagency Incident Management System ICS examination with at least 70% competency.
3. National Wildland Coordinating Group URL: http://www.nwcg.gov
4. National Fire Training. URL: http://www.nationalfiretraining.net/