Course Name: RX-410 - Smoke Management Techniques
Description:

This course leads students through the ecological and historical role of fire, characteristics of smoke and the health, safety and visibility impacts of smoke. Other topics include public relations, legal requirements, meteorology, fuel consumption, smoke production dispersion modeling, and operational smoke management strategies. This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains a panel discussion, several exercises designed to facilitate group and class participation and case studies from a variety of fuel types and political challenges. The pre-course work assignment is designed to familiarize students with the Smoke Management Guide and air quality regulations that impact prescribed fire programs.

Course Date: Jan. 30 - Feb. 2, 2023
Course Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course Location: William N. Pennington Health Science Center
Address: 18600 Wedge Parkway, Building B, Reno, NV, 89511
Room: TBA
Price: $375
Pre-Study: Yes (See NWCG for details.)
Target Group:

Prescribed fire burn boss type 1 (RXB1) and the long term fire analyst (LTAN). Other positions that would benefit from RX-410 include fire effects monitor, air regulators, fire ecologists, private landowners (e.g., TNC, Plum Creek, consortia), other state and private agencies, prescribed fire consultants, fire planners.

Notes:

Mandatory Dress Code is Business Casual.

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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.