INTERMEDIATE WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR S290 – ONLINE COURSE
May 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$260
This Intermediate Fire Behavior Course S-290 is hosted at UW Arboretum in by Incident Management
Specialist LLC this is an opportunity to learn how to use fire behavior knowledge to safely suppress
wildfires and manage prescribed fires.
This course is National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. The online course work can be
completed in approximately fifteen hours (current average), but may vary depending on level of
The online portion of this course consists of a pre-course test and twelve online modules with a test
for each that the student must successfully complete before attending the classroom portion and
becoming eligible to receive a certificate.
After the student has completed the online portion of the course a one-day session will be conducted
with the students in a classroom environment to discuss questions that they have and to discuss the
areas of fuels, weather and topography and how they determine what the fire behavior will be on a
specific site in Wisconsin.
This S-290 course is the second course in five course sequence developing wildland fire behavior
prediction knowledge and skills. It builds upon the basics in S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire
Behavior, but with more detailed information about characteristics and interactions of the wildland fire
environment (fuels, weather, and topography) that affect wildland fire behavior for safety purposes.
The Objectives of this course are:
➢ Identify and describe the characteristics of fuels, weather, and topography that influence
wildland fire behavior.
➢ Describe the interaction of fuels, weather, and topography on wildland fire behavior, fireline
tactics, and safety.
➢ Describe the causes of extreme wildland fire behavior (long-range spotting, crowning, and fire
whirls) developing due to fuels, weather, and/or topography.
➢ Interpret, apply, and document wildland fire behavior and weather information.
Personnel desiring to be qualified as any single resource boss or fire effects monitor (FEMO).
Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn an NWCG certificate which may be
necessary to work on wildfires or to participate in prescribed fires sponsored by some agencies.
The student must have completed Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190).
Completing Pre-course work:
The pre-course work is designed to ensure that students come to class with a basic understanding of
the fire environment in order to learn Intermediate Fire Behavior concepts. The pre-course work is
divided into seven parts that correspond to questions on the pre-qualifying test. You will need to
complete the pre-qualifying test using the information that will be provided online. You must receive a
passing score of 70% or higher to be considered for admittance to the course.
The classroom portion of this course will be held on May 3, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm. The
course will be held at:
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711
You must register for this course by April 26, 2019, to be eligible to attend the classroom portion and
receive a certificate for this course.
Instructor: This course will be taught by Incident Management Specialist LLC, instructor Ken Terrill
from Sun Prairie, WI, who is certified by the National Wildfire Suppression Association (NWSA) to
deliver this course and is approved by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), which is the
national organization that has developed the training and qualification standards for wildfire and
prescribe fire professionals. Ken has over 25 years of experience in working wildfire and prescribed fire
for the State of Wisconsin, South Dakota and nationally.
For more information on the company Incident Management Specialist LLC and Ken Terrill and to
register for this class please go these company website for more information.
Web Page: https://incidentmanagementspecialist.com
Date and time for classroom day: Classroom Day will be held May 3, 2019 starting at 9:00 am., and
ending at 5:00 p.m. A minimum of 15 students will need to register and complete the on-line portion
of the course for the classroom to be portion to be conducted. If the course is cancelled due to low
enrollment $260 of the registration fee will be returned to the student.
What to bring to classroom day:
Bring the work you completed online, which includes the precourse test and the twelve course module documents showing that you completed each of them.
Students must attend all class hours to obtain certification. Students must bring a copy of their
certificates showing that they have completed the prerequisite course Introduction to Fire Behavior
S-190 and the twelve modules for the course.
To register for this course:
Complete the course registration form below and write a check
(preferably a cashiers or certified check) to Incident Management Specialist LLC and mail it by
April 26, 2019 to the address below:
Incident Management Specialist LLC
Attention: Ken Terrill
3011 Scotland Parkway
Sun Prairie, WI. 53590
Phone: Cell 608-358-0453
Registration can also be done online by going to the website
https://www.incidentmanagementspecialist.com/ Go to the registration tab and complete the student
registration form and send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration fee for these courses is $260 per student if paid by check and $290 if paid by credit card
online using the PayPal tab. If you want to save the cost to pay by credit card online send an email
with the registration form attached and a note that you have placed a check in the regular mail.
More information at https://www.incidentmanagementspecialist.com/