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S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, 2020

Nationally advertised course sessions can now be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP), https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/.  Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content.  To search for a specific course, use the "Find Learning" menu item at the top of the page, then select "Upcoming Courses.”  To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific "Geographic Area" information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page.  Contact your local training officer for more information about local course sessions.

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This is the first and foundational wildland fire behavior course in a five-course sequence in the NWCG curriculum.  It introduces students to the basic concepts of wildland fire behavior, including:

  • The primary wildland fire environment components: fuels, weather, and topography;
  • How characteristics and interactions of fuels, weather, and topography affect fire behavior;
  • How fire behavior affects risk to firefighters.

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