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Please submit an electronic NWCG nomination form to course coordinator.
March 24 -
March 27, 2009
- Edwards, CO
Nomination Due Date:
February 13, 2009
125 West 5th Street
Eagle, CO 81631
FIRE OPERATIONS IN
THE WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE
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
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
• 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
Wildland Fire Agencies: This course is required training
for initial attack incident commander
type 4 (ICT4) and strike team leader (tractor/plow, dozer, engine,
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
disciplines may find value in the course.
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
Students attending this course must be knowledgeable of their agency
firefighting policy as it
relates to wildland/urban interface fires.