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Wyoming State Fire Academy


2013/2014 Wildfire Training Schedule


Class Listing

   

*You will no longer be required to submit a NWCG form to be nominated for this  course. 
Registration online is all that is required to be nominated for these courses.

Tuition: $65.00 per student

*Note: Tuition needs to be paid prior to the first day of class. Preferred payment methods are by check, money order or credit card.

*Cancellation Policy:
You must cancel two weeks prior to the start of class to avoid being charged for the class.
If you fail to cancel within the two week time frame you will be charge $65.00 for holding your spot in the course. (Link Here)
If you have any questions please contact: Anna Cooper at 307-856-6776

All classes are conducted at the Wyoming Fire Academy unless otherwise noted.

This training is brought to you as a cooperative effort between the Wyoming State Fire Marshal's Office and the Wyoming State Forestry Division.

Wildland Course Coordinator:

Ian Kraft, Training Division Manager
2500 Academy Court
Riverton, WY 82501
307-856-6776 Office
307-856-6563 Fax
ian.kraft@wyo.gov

Tuition Payments:

DFPES
Wyoming Fire Academy
2500 Academy Court
Riverton, WY 82501
(307) 856-6776

ian.kraft@wyo.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws
Date: 11/8 - 10/13
Time: 1300 - 1700 W, 0800 - 1700 Daily
Instructor: Bill Hitt
Registration: Closed


Notes: Pre-course work will be done during class time.
Course Description:This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. The course lessons provide introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws, and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations. There will be very little hands-on cutting.


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M-410 Faciliative InstructorMedical Unit Leader
Date: 1/27/14 - 1/31/2014
Time: 08:00am-17:00pm Daily
Instructor: Ken Metzler, Mike Bournazian
Registration: Closed

Notes:Pre-course reading assignment required. Here is the link to the required pre-course work for M-410. When completed please send to the WFA 2500 Academy Ct. Riverton, WY  82501  Attn. Mike Bournazian (No later than January 10,2014) http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/m410/m410.html

Course Description: This training course is designed to help students become effective facilitative instructors. The purpose of this course is to improve training quality by presenting instructional methods with an emphasis on student-oriented adult training techniques. This course is designed for students to meet NWCG instructor requirements. This course has also been approved to meet the Wyoming State Fire Service Instructor 1 required courses.

 

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S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior
Date: 2/4/14 - 2/7/14
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructor: Lance Robinson
Registration: Closed

Notes: Part 1, FLAME of the S-290 pre-work is NOT REQUIRED to be completed. FLAME is an optional unit of S-290 and will not be covered in class. Here is the link to the required pre-course work for S-290. When completed please send to the WFA 2500 Academy Ct. Riverton, WY  82501  Attn. Mike Bournazian (No later thanJanuary 17,2014)
http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/s290/s290a.html

Course Description: This is a classroom-based skills course designed to prepare the prospective fireline supervisor to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. It is the second course in a series that collectively serves to develop fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills. Fire environment differences are discussed as necessary; instructor should stress local conditions.

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S-234 Ignition Operations
Date: 2/19/14 - 2/21/14
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructor: Ken Metzler, Wyoming Fire Academy
Registration: Closed

Notes:  Pre-course work required. Bring the completed pre-course work with you the first day of class. Instructions and list of materials is available for S-234 at;
http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/s234/s234.html

Course Description:
 This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of a firing boss (FIRB), common firing devices, and general firing operations and techniques. Although comprehensive in nature, the coursework is not a substitute for the dynamic fire environment. The course provides students with important information concerning general tasks required to be successful. Any opportunity to show students a small prescribed burn or demonstrate how devices operate in the field will promote transferring these new skills to the job. Due to the wide variety and capabilities of sponsors presenting this course, the field exercise portion of the class is not defined. Therefore, the cadre and sponsoring unit are responsible for planning field exercises and demonstrations in accordance with their capabilities.

 

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S-390 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
Date: 2/25/14 - 2/28/2014
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructor: Clint Dawson, Shoshone National Forest
Registration: Closed

Notes: Pre-course reading assignment required. Here is the link to the required pre-course work for S-290. When completed please send to the WFA 2500 Academy Ct. Riverton, WY  82501  Attn. Mike Bournazian (No later thanJanuary 24,2014)
http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/S390/s390.html

Course Description:
 This course is designed to introduce fire behavior calculations by manual methods, using nomograms and the Fire Behavior Handbook Appendix B. Students gain an understanding of the determinants of fire behavior though studying inputs (weather, slope, fuels, and fuel moisture). Students also learn how to interpret fire behavior outputs, documentation processes, and fire behavior briefing components.

 

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S-339 Division/Group Supervisor
Date: 3/3/14 - 3/5/2014 (Class will start at 1:00pm on the 3rd)
Time: 1300-1700 Mon., 0800-1700 Tues/Wed.
Instructor: Mike "Hoss" Hostetler, Russ Wenke
Registration: Closed

Notes: Pre-course work required. Bring the completed pre-course work with you the first day of class. Instructions and list of materials are available for S-339 at: http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/s339/s339.html

Course Description:
 This course prepares students to perform in the role of division/group supervisor. It provides instruction in support of the specific tasks of the division/group supervisor, but will not instruct students in general management/supervision or in the incident command system (ICS), both of which the student should learn through prerequisite work. Topics include division/group management, organizational interaction, division operations, all-hazard operations, and tactical decision games (optional). There is a final examination in this course.

 

 

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S-330 Strike Team / Task Force Leader
Date: 3/11/14 - 3/13/14
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructor: Mike Bournazian, Wyoming State Forestry Division
Registration: Closed

Notes: Pre-course work required. Bring the completed pre-course work with you the first day of class. Instructions and list of materials is available for S-330 at;
http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/s330/s330.html

Course Description:
This is a 24-hour course designed to meet the training requirements outlined in the PMS 310-1, Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide and the position task books developed for the positions of task force leader and strike team leader. Examples and exercises in this package are specific to wildland fire suppression. If students are expected to perform in some other risk area, exercises and examples appropriate to the expected risk areas should be added.

 

 

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SOFR, Line Safety Officer
Dates: 3/19 - 20/14
Time: 0900 hours start on Wed. 19th Class will go into the evening with a dinner break & 0800 - 1700 on Thrusday 20th
Location: Wyoming State Fire Academy
Instructor: Tom Johnston, USFS
Registration: Closed

Course Description:This course is designed to meet the training needs of a Safety Officer:
Line Safety Officer (SOFR) 
This course is in the development stage and has not been presented as yet to the NWCG Training Group.
In most instances in this course, we will refer to the various types of Safety Officers unless we are discussing a specific type of Safety Officer.

 A.   Course Objectives

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Arrive at the incident, properly equipped, and gather information to assess the assignment and begin initial planning activities of a Safety Officer.
2. Identify, prioritize, and mitigate hazards and risks on the incident.
3. Plan, staff, and manage the incident safety action plan to meet the needs of the incident.
4. Coordinate and plan with the command and general staff to assist in safely accomplishing the overall incident objectives.

 

 

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S-260 Interagency Business Management Applied Interagency Business Management
Date: 3/24/14 -3/26/14
Time: 0800 - 1700 Mon/Tues, 0800-1500 Wed
Instructor: Lynda Berckefeldt, Wyoming State Forestry Division
Registration: Closed

Notes: No Pre-course work required..
Course Description: This course meets the general training needs of all positions for which an understanding of interagency incident business management is required. The Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook, PMS 902, is used as the primary job aid to supplement this course. It provides basic policy and direction for incident business management


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S-203 Introduction to Incident Information
Date: 3/25/14 -3/28/14
Time: 0800 - 1700 Daily
Instructor: Traci Weaver, BTNF-NPS
Registration:https://docs.google.com

Notes: Pre-course work required. Bring the completed pre-course work with you the first day of class. Instructions and list of materials are available for S-203 at: http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/s203/s203.html.

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to serve as public information officers (PIOF). The course covers establishing and maintaining an incident information operation, communicating with internal and external audiences, working with the news media, handling special situations, and long term planning and strategy.

 


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S-261 Applied Interagency Business Management
Date: 3/26/14/ - 3/28/2014
Time: 1500 - 1700 Wed, 0800 - 1700 Thurs/Fri
Instructor: Lynda Berckefeldt, Wyoming State Forestry Division
Registration: Closed

Notes: No Pre-course work required
Course Description:This is an instructor led course designed for entry-level finance positions. The format is a mix of exercises, facilitated group discussions, and lecture supported by PowerPoint presentations. Students work directly from the Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook for most of the exercises.

 

 

 

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S-300 Extended Attack Incident Commander
Date: 4/2/14 - 4/3/14
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructor: Paula Hutta, USFS EZ FMO BTNF
Registration: Closed

Notes: Pre-course work required. Bring the completed pre-course work with you the first day of class. Instructions and list of materials is available for S-330 at;
http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/S300/s300.html

Course Description: This course is designed to meet the training needs of the incident commander type 3 (ICT3). The focus is on the lessons of leadership and command as they relate to the ICT3 position. It is presented in participative lecture format with multiple tactical decision games for students to practice new knowledge. The seven instructional units cover Foundation Skills, Situational Awareness, Command and Control, Managing the Incident, Transitional Activities, Post-Fire Activities and a Final Simulation. There is also an optional Staff Ride Activity (Unit 8) if instructors choose to include it.

 


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S-215 Fire Operations In the Wildland Urban Interface
Date: 4/22/14 - 4/25/14
Time: 0800 - 1700 Daily
Instructor: Mike Bournazian, Wyoming State Forestry Division
Registration: Closed

Notes:  No Pre-course work required. No PPE required
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, follow-up and public relations, and firefighter safety in the interface.

 

 


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S-230 Crew Boss
Date: 5/5/14 - 5/7/14
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructor: Lance Robinson
Registration: Closed

Notes: Pre-course work required. Bring the completed pre-course work with you the first day of class. Instructions and list of materials is available for S-230 at;
http://training.nwcg.gov/pre-courses/s230/s230.html

Course Description: This is a classroom course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities. 

 


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S-231Single Resource Boss - Engine Boss
Date: 5/8/14 - 5/9/14
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructor: Lance Robinson
Registration: Closed

Notes:None
Course Description: This is a skill course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with engine boss, single resource (ENGB). Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire sizeup considerations, tactics, and wildland/urban interface.

 

 

 

 




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