Course Name: S-215 - Fire Operations in The Wildland/Urban Interface
Description:

This is an instructor-led course. Instructional units include firefighter safety in the interface, managing human factors in the interface, pre-incident planning, size-up and initial strategy, structure triage, structure protection overview, tactics in the interface, tactical operations and resource use in the interface, action assessment, plan update, and after-action review.

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Operate safely and effectively in a wildland/urban interface incident by using situation awareness, performing structure triage, using pre-planning tools, having a basic understanding of fire behavior, and using strategy and tactics unique to the wildland/urban interface environment.

Course Date: Mar. 2 - 3, 2023
Course Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Course Location: Online
Address: 18600 Wedge Parkway, Building B, Reno, NV, 89511
Room: Online
Price: $300
Pre-Study: No
Target Group:

Wildland Fire Agencies: This course is required training for strike team leader (tractor/plow, dozer, engine, or crew) and is recommended training for initial attack incident commander type 4 (ICT4).

Structural Fire Departments: This training is appropriate for engine operators, chief officers, and company officers responsible for structure protection in suburban and urban interface areas that may be threatened by wildland fire. 

Additionally, leaders from municipal planning, law enforcement and emergency management disciplines may find value in the course.

Notes:

Prerequisites:

Wildland Fire Agencies: Students must be Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) qualified. 

Structural Fire Departments: Students should have completed Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180), Firefighter Training (S-130), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), and Firefighter Type 1 (S-131); or equivalent training. 

Students attending this course must be knowledgeable of their agency firefighting policy as it relates to wildland/urban interface fires.

Mandatory Dress Code is Business Casual.

This course will be delivered online. Students will receive correspondence from Instructors prior to the start of 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.