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Wildland Firefighter I Certificate
Semester Hours:   13
Effective Term: Fall  2013
Prerequisites: (FSC180, S-130/190) AND (FSC129) OR Program Director consent.

Corequisites: None

Program Description: Advanced training in Wildfire Firefighting per the requirements established by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). This certification is designed for the professional firefighter currently employed with an agency that responds to Wildland fire incidents. This certificate will provide the student the (NWCG) educational requirements that lead up to the level of Single Resource Boss.

In order to qualify and complete the certificate, students must acquire a minimum of 120 hours total, half of those hours (60 hours) must be hotline.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Wildland Firefighter I Certificate (13 Credits)

FSC129 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
(S-110 and I-100) (3) AND
FSC180 Wildland Fire, Module 1 (S-130/190, S-133,
S-134, L-180) (3)
Complete the above OR Program Director consent

Core Requirements (13)
FSC181 (S-131) NWCG Advanced Firefighter Training (.5)
FSC182 (S-211) NWCG Portable Pumps and Water Use (1)
FSC186 (S-230) NWCG Crew Boss (Single Resource) (1.5)
FSC187 (S-231) NWCG Engine Boss (Single Resource) (.5)
FSC189 (S-260) NWCG Interagency Incident Business Management
FSC190 (S-270) NWCG Basic Air Operations (1.5)
FSC191 (S-290) NWCG Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
FSC192 (S-200) Initial Attack Incident Commander (1)
FSC193 (L-280) Followership to Leadership (1)
FSC203 (S-215) Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface

Other Requirements
Students must earn:
? a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the Certificate, including the prerequisites;
? a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
? at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the impact of the combustion process and fuel characteristics on wildland fires to evaluate the strategies for controlling the fire.
2. (Analysis Level) Categorize the relationship of topography, weather, time of day and fuels to determine their effects on fire behavior and fire suppression strategies.
3. (Evaluation Level) Assess the requirements of initial attack, the direction of basic tactical operations and the application of resources while using common terminology.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze the Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones (LCES) system and how LCES relates to Standard Firefighting Orders.
5. (Synthesis Level) Design an action plan that will influence, guide and direct assigned personnel to accomplish objectives and desired outcomes in a rapidly changing, high-risk environment.
6. (Synthesis Level) Design an action plan that identifies various types of strategies required to properly size up a fire situation where portable pumps, equipment and hose lays will be employed.
7. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and explain the standard target description techniques for directing pilots and indicators of effective water and retardant drops.
8. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and prioritize the principles of incident management using the concepts of command staff and general staff functions.
9. (Analysis Level) Analyze the application of business management strategies involving timekeeping, cooperative agreements, accident/claims investigations, procurement and equipment time recording.
10. (Application Level) Employ the standard requirements for fire reporting, record keeping and complete Arizona Wildland Fire reports.
Standards for Program
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.
3. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for advanced firefighter S131, by passing a final written exam with a score of 70% or greater.
4. Application of the principles of LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes and Safety Zones) in a practical setting in the course, and passing this standard with a score of 70% or greater.
5. Student knowledge in map reading to be measured by the "Use of Maps, Firefighter Training S130


http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/docs/pms310-1-2008.pdf [see FIREFIGHTER TYPE 2 {FFT2} (Position Category: Wildland Fire)]