Fighting Wildfires Outline

FIGHTING WILDFIRES

  • Module 1: Preparing for Wildfire Incidents
    • Introduction to the Wildfire Problem
    • Parts of a Wildfire
    • Wildland PPE
    • Wildfire Response Preparation
    • Using Maps
    • GPS & Compass Use
    • Arriving at the Incident
    • Introduction to LCES
  • Module 2: Fire Behavior
    • Fire Behavior Defined
    • Weather Factors
    • Fuel Factors
    • Topography
    • Problem & Extreme Fire Behavior
    • Fire Behavior Assessment
  • Module 3: Safety & Survival
    • Causes of Entrapment
    • Watch Out Situations
    • Structure Protection Watch Outs & Guidelines
    • Fireline Hazards
    • Standard Firefighting Orders
    • LCES
    • Downhill Guidelines
  • Module 4: Human Factors
    • Situation Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Communication
    • Team Cohesion
    • Risk Management
  • Module 5: Interface Operations
    • Assessing Life Risks
    • Structure Protection Size-Up
    • Structure Protection Strategy
    • Structure Protection Tactics
    • Retreat & Mobility
  • Module 6: Wildland Tactics
    • Engine Company Strategy & Tactics
    • Retreat & Mobility
    • Wildland Hose Lays
    • Wildland Hand & Firing Tools
    • Handline Construction
    • Wildland Fire Chemicals
    • Mop-up & Patrol
    • The New Generation Fire Shelter