Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 133

Course Number:
FP 133
Course Title:
Wildland Firefighter
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Course Description

Trains students in the basic skills required for wildland fire fighting. Students will study wildland fire behavior, fire control tactics, human factors on the fireline, standards for fire fighter safety and survival, and receive an introduction to the incident command system.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology and meets the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) academic requirements for S-130 Firefighter Training, S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline.  Students must complete a two day field exercise to meet NWCG certification requirements.

This course is transferable to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Meet all National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) academic requirements for S-130 Firefighting Training, S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and L-180 Human Factors and Fireline.

Participate in field experience required to complete practical tasks and meet NWCG standard for Red Card certification and DPSST certification for Interface Fire Fighter 2.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demonstration, and practical application format. Other instructional methods including guest speakers, research papers, demonstrations, simulations and presentations may be employed.  Field exercises will be available during Fall and\or Spring Term for students seeking NWCG certification.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discus the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria  for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided.  Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers, book and journal article reviews written and oral reports, simulations, demonstrations, and classroom participation presentations.  Students can receive a grade for FP 133 without completing the two day field exercise but will not meet NWCG certification requirements.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

S-130 Firefighter Training

S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline