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Course Description

This 36 hour course is designed to meet the requirements of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for Wildland Fire Investigator certification, as outline in the Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualifications System Guide (PMS 310-1), and the Position Task Book. This course provides the necessary knowledge and basic skills required for the position. The concepts taught in this course meet the minimum national performance standards for a Wildland Fire Investigator. The course consists of eight formal classroom lecture/discussion units, three practical exercises, one practical examination, and a final written examination. Students will have the opportunity to practice in the exercise portions of the class. This is a pass/no pass course. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the elements of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Investigation Certification program.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a Wildland Fire Investigator involved in an initial investigation environment.
  • environment. Measure: demonstrate, role play
  • litigation processes

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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