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FSC 188 NWCG Ignition Operations, S-234
Credit Hours:  2.0
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2.0 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Combined classroom/field exercise providing an entry-level training in the functional roles and responsibilities connected with firing operations at wildfire situations. This course is one part of seven for the requirements to obtain NWCG certification for Engine Boss. National Wildfire Coordinating Group standardized course.

Prerequisites: NWCG S-290, or CAC FSC191

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the roles and responsibilities of the single resource boss.
2. (Analysis Level) Outline and describe the roles and responsibilities of the firing and prescribed fire ignition specialist for planning, execution, safety, training, and coordination of an on-incident burn operation.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify resources needed to successfully conduct an ignition operation for a wildland fire or prescribed fire.
4. (Synthesis Level) Develop an ignition plan demonstrating the knowledge of fire behavior, fire techniques, holding and hazard.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet current National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) module for S-231 (www.nwcg.gov).
2. Successful completion of the National Interagency Incident Management System ICS examination as per current standards.