S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior – Online Course

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S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior – Online Course

September 14


This Intermediate Fire Behavior Course S-290 is hosted by UW-Madison Arboretum and Incident Management Specialist LLC 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 student knowledge.

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 online portion of this course consists of a pre-course test and twelve online modules with a test in which each student must successfully complete.

Because of the current Covid 19 environment the delivery of this course will be done online rather than having the students be required to come together in a formal classroom setting.Therefore, after the student has completed the above online portion of the course, they will need to complete additional course materials sent to them electronically instead of attending a formal classroom session to discuss fuels, weather and topography and complete an exercise to for a specific site in Wisconsin.

You must register for this course by September 1, 2020, to be eligible to participate

Please review the course description for more details and registration form: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Training S-290 On Line – UW Arboretum Sept 14 -2020

Note: Please add $30 to cost if paying by credit card.


September 14
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Ken Terrill
608-358-0453 (cell)