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FSC 187 NWCG Engine Boss (Single Resource), S-231
Credit Hours:  0.5
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 0.5 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Skill course required for Engine Boss, to produce student proficiency associated with the single resource engine boss. This course is one part of seven for the requirements to obtain NWCG certification for Engine Boss, per National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG standardized course).

Prerequisites: NWCG S131, or CAC FSC181

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Identify and demonstrate the tasks of the engine boss (single resource) in making tactical decisions to safely suppress a wildfire.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify the importance of knowing the capabilities and limitations of the engine, and of the crew.
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the procedures necessary to maintain engine inventory.
4. (Knowledge Level) Identify key sources of information to complete the tactical assignment.
5. (Comprehension Level) Identify the four fuel groups and describe expected fire behavior in each.
6. (Application Level) Describe size-up elements in a fire situation, determine tactics necessary to attack the fire.
7. (Application Level) Develop alternative methods to accomplish tasks.
8. (Analysis Level) Recognize the wildland/urban interface watch out conditions or situations.
9. (Knowledge Level) Identify personnel safety concerns in wildland/urban interface fires.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet current National Wildfire Coordinating Group, standard S231.
2. Successful completion of examinations with at least a 70% competency.