Basic Forest Fire Suppression Course
LESSON 1 - Fireline Organization
- Provide student with an understanding of the Incident Command System
LESSON 2 - Fundamentals of Forest Fire Control
- Ensure that the student has an understanding of the concept of ignition, combustion, heat transfer and how to successfully break the cycle.
LESSON 3 - Effects of Weather, Fuels, and Topography on Fire Behaviour
- Ensure that the student has basic knowledge of the three elements of forest fire behaviour (Weather, Fuels and Topography).
- Provide student with basic understanding of the resulting combustion effects for each element.
LESSON 4 - Forest Fire Suppression Tools
- Provide student with knowledge of tools used in fire suppression activities and how to utilize effectively.
- Ensure that student able to maintain and safely use fire line tools.
LESSON 5 - Forest Fire Suppression
- Recognize fire location terms
- Know the difference between direct and indirect suppression tactics.
- Understand hose handling techniques.
- Are able to perform safe and effective mop up procedures.
LESSON 6 - Personal Safety
- Understands Power Line safety and how to use corrective actions.
- Provide student with basic aircraft safety (fixed wing and rotary wing)
- Provide student with basic heavy equipment safety.
- Ensure student is aware of the use of PPE.
- Understands the concept of LACES and how to apply.
- Provide student with basic knowledge of fire fighter fatigue, proper nutrition, lightning precautions, heat stress, hypothermia and care of feet.