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FS 177 Wild Land/Urban Interface • 3 Cr.

Description:

Presents information and skills required to contain fires in open or rural land that interfaces with urban or suburban environments. Specific issues include forests, grassland, farmland, etc.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • The student will be able to identify and list at least three elements of weather that effect the behavior of wild land fires.
  • The student will explain the necessary personal protective equipment and it's importance in wild land fire operations.
  • The student will explain potential safety hazards and proper procedures for having a escape plan.
  • Explain the functions, inspection and care of a fire shelter and the correct deployment and entrapment procedures for a fire shelter.
  • Explain two field expedient methods for igniting wild land back fires.
  • Demonstrate the technique for cold trailing on a simulated fire perimeter.
  • Given a scenario of a constructed control line, the student will describe how to strengthen the line to facilitate holding by rearranging and fire proofing fuels adjacent to the control line.
  • Describe at least twelve safety precautions involving wild land / urban interface operations.
  • Describe indicators of possible extreme fire behavior.
  • List at least three priorities when establishing strategic goals.
  • List operations required when arriving at the fire scene and describe the importance of these actions as they relate to fire fighter safety.
  • Given an action plan and a scenario, will demonstrate the ability to update the action plan when the scenario changes.
  • The student will list steps to be completed before leaving an area involved in an interface fire.
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000