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Please submit an electronic NWCG nomination form to course coordinator.

Course Dates:
March 24 - March 27, 2009

Location: CMC - Edwards, CO

Tuition: $0.00

Nomination Due Date:
February 13, 2009

Course Coordinator:
Justin Conrad

Phone: (970)-328-5941
Fax: (970)-328-6480
E-mail: jconrad@fs.fed.us
Mail:
125 West 5th Street

Eagle, CO 81631

S-215

FIRE OPERATIONS IN THE WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to assist structure and wildland firefighters who will be making tactical
decisions when confronting wildland fire that threatens life, property, and improvements, in the
wildland/urban interface.
Instructional units include: interface awareness, size-up, initial strategy and incident action plan,
structure triage, structure protection tactics, incident action plan assessment and update, followup
and public relations, and firefighter safety in the interface.
The course requires a minimum of 28 hours for completion. If the optional exercises at the end
of the tactics unit are used or a field exercise is included additional course time is needed.
Instructors are encouraged to extend the course to 32 hours and add a field exercise covering
size-up, structure triage, tactics, and any other local area training as appropriate.

OBJECTIVES:
• This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge to size-up a wildland/urban
interface fire incident, evaluate the potential situation, order and deploy the necessary
resources, and apply safe and effective strategy and tactics to minimize the threat to life and
property.

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

COURSE 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.