Course Name: S-244 - Field Observer
Description:

This course provides students with the skills necessary to perform as a field observer (FOBS) and/or a fire effects monitor (FEMO). Topics include roles and responsibilities of the FOBS and FEMO; how to make observations and document those observations; how to produce hand drawn and GPS field maps; and how to navigate using a compass and GPS.

Course Date: Apr. 17 - 19, 2023
Course Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course Location: Pennington Health Science Center
Address: 18600 Wedge Parkway, Building B, Reno, NV, 89511
Room: TBA
Price: $300
Pre-Study: Yes (See NWCG for details.)
Target Group:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as a field observer (FOBS) and/or fire effects monitor (FEMO).

Notes:

Prerequisites:

  • Must Complete Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290).
  • Must have a basic understanding of how to use a GPS receiver.
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
  • Mandatory Dress Code is Business Casual.

Each student needs to bring a personal GPS unit to the class.

Register for Wildland Fire Program Courses

See our registration/payment site to view upcoming workshops, pay online and reserve your spot.

Note: Wildland Fire Program courses are not eligible for financial aid.

Course Cancellation Policies

Cancellations

In rare cases, classes may be canceled due to very low enrollment or weather conditions. If this occurs, students will be notified and will have the option of attending another class or request a refund within two weeks of cancellation.

Refunds

Cancel more than three business days in advance of the class start date and you’ll receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancel three working days or less and receive a 50% refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Once class begins, however, refunds will not be given.

Inclement Weather Policy

If a workshop is canceled due to an unexpected College closure (i.e., weather conditions, etc.) all attempts will be made to reschedule the class. Only if the class cannot be rescheduled will a full refund then be issued. Please listen to the radio or check the College website in order to determine if the school has closed. Every effort will be made to inform you of a class cancellation due to inclement weather. If you are unable to attend due to the weather in your area—but the class has not been canceled—you are still responsible to contact the department 24 hours in advance of the class start date.

Please contact us with any questions you may have prior to registration.