FST 261 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface
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Examines fireline personnel skills to anticipate and predict wildland fire behavior, weather, and rates of spread. This course was developed under the Interagency Curriculum established and coordinated by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. The course covers fire environment, fuels classification, topography and fire behavior, temperature-moisture relationship, fuel moisture, local and general winds, atmospheric stability and instability, keeping current with the weather, extreme fire behavior, fire behavior affecting fireline tactics, and fire behavior predictions.
Prerequisites: Firefighter II in the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and ability to perform wildland firefighting tasks.
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