2017 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy-Registration

Farmville, Virginia
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
2017 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy-Registration
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 8:00 AM -
Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Longwood University
Frazer Hall
490 Spruce Street
Farmville, Virginia 23909
United States

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Course Matrix
Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy, Longwood 2017 - Registration Closes Friday, March 31, 2017.
6/6-6/10/2017
Classroom Longwood Map # TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
6-Jun 7-Jun 8-Jun 9-Jun 10-Jun
Hiner 101 21 Setup S-212-FULL S-212-FULL S-212-FULL S-212-FULL
Hiner 109  21 Setup S-200 S-200 S-270 S270
Willett 113 38 Setup TRACTOR-FULL TRACTOR-FULL TRACTOR-FULL TRACTOR-FULL
Hull 132 37 Setup PMS-419-FULL PMS-419-FULL PMS-419-FULL PMS-419-FULL
Willett 111 38 Setup S-131-FULL S131-1/2 Day-FULL L-280 L-280
Hiner 201 21 Setup  S-261  S-261  S-261-Half Day  
Hiner213 21  Setup  S-219  S-219 S-219
 Hiner 207
21  Setup      S-130/190 1  S-130/190 2
 Frazer Residence Hall     41                                      Incident Command Post (ICP) - Check-In
Field Work       S-212 + S-212 + S-212 +
Field Work       PMS-419+ PMS-419+ PMS-419+
Field Work       TRACTOR+ TRACTOR+ TRACTOR+
Field Work         S-130/190 + S-130/190 +
Field Work S-219+

Course Descriptions

L-280 Followership to Leadership: Friday, June 9th - Saturday, June 10th

 Course Description:
This training course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. The course combines one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day in the field with students working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course). Topics include leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, ethical decision making, and after action review techniques. Some course delivery may be arduous in nature.
Course Prerequisites:
Experience on incident assignments in operations or support functions.
Successful completion of Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180).
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Pre-Course Work: Yes


CLOSED-FULL-PMS-419 Engine Operations: Wednesday, June 7th - Saturday, June 10th

Course Description:
This course provides the knowledge and skill necessary to operate and maintain wildland fire engines during suppression and post fire operations.  Field Exercises-Dress Appropriately.
Prerequisites:
S-130/S-190
Pre-Course Work: None


S-190, INTRODUCTION TO WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR (ONLINE):
S-130, FIREFIGHTER TRAINING (BLENDED):
2 Separate Courses are offered - You only need to register and take one of the offerings: 
Friday, June 9th
Saturday, June 10th
Both sessions are the NWCG Blended Course offering w/ 24 hours online and 8 hours field. 


Course Description:
This course was developed using a blended approach to learning, meaning that it contains a mix of online and instructor-led training (ILT). The course addresses the foundational skills universal to all wildland firefighters. The material is divided into 12 online modules (1 to 3 hours each) and a mandatory, instructor-led field exercise. Each online module explains the concepts and skills that will be performed and evaluated on the field exercise. Module 12 contains optional knowledge areas (pump operations, map and compass, fire investigation and cultural resources) 
that are very useful concepts. To succeed on the field exercise, students must understand the concepts taught in modules 1 through 12 as documented by module certificates of completion. Both students and instructors can find an overview of the field exercise in module 13. This module informs instructors how to set up the exercise, lists materials needed, and provides evaluation checklists. It also provides students an idea of what to expect and what they will be evaluated on. There is a challenge review at the end of each module. If you successfully complete the challenge review, you will be able to print a module certificate of completion. Before you begin the challenge review, you MUST be connected to an active printer! A version of Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180) is included in this course. Credit will be issued for both S-130 and L-180 upon completion. Field Exercises-Dress Appropriately. 
Prerequisites: None
Pre-Course Work: Completion of 24+ hours of online materials.


CLOSED-FULL-S-131, Firefighter Type I: Wednesday, June 7th - Thursday, June 8th Noon

Course Description:
Firefighter Type 1, S-131, is a twelve-hour course designed to meet the training needs of the
Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and/or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5). This course is designed to
be interactive in nature. It contains class discussion and several tactical decision games designed
to facilitate learning the objectives. Topics include operational leadership, communications,
LCES and tactical decision making
Course Prerequisites:
Qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2).
S-130/S-190
Pre-Course Work: None

S-200, INITIAL ATTACK INCIDENT COMMANDER: Wednesday, June 7th - Thursday, June 8th

Course Description:
This course is designed to meet the training needs of the incident commander type 4 (ICT4). It is presented in a discussion/exercise format. The six instructional units include Foundation Skills; Intelligence Gathering and Documentation; Size Up the Incident; Develop a Plan of Action; Post-fire Activities; Evaluating Incident Objectives and Manage the Incident. Evaluation of the student is by unit tests and performance based evaluations.
Course Prerequisites:
Qualified as any single resource boss.
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Pre-Course work: Yes

CLOSED-FULL-S-212, WILDAND FIRE CHAIN SAWS: Wednesday, June 7th - Saturday, June 10th

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.
Course Prerequisites:
S-130/S-190
Qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2).
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Pre-Course Work: Yes

S-219, FIRING OPERATIONS: Wednesday, June 7th - Friday, June 9th
Course Description:
This course was developed using a blended approach to learning, meaning that it contains a mix
of online and instructor-led training (ILT). Students are required to complete the online training
portion of the course prior to taking the ILT. The course introduces the roles and responsibilities
of a firing boss (FIRB) and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage firing operations.
The course discusses and illustrates common firing devices and techniques. Although
comprehensive in nature, the course work is not a substitute for the dynamic fire environment.
The course provides students with important information regarding general tasks required to be
successful. Any opportunity to show students a real ignition or demonstrate the use of an actual
firing device will assist in transferring these new concepts and skills to the job. This class offering will include a 1/2 day field exercise.
Course Prerequisites:
S130/190
Qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2).
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Precourse Work: 2 Hours Online

S-261, APPLIED INTERAGENCY INCIDENT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Wednesday, June 7th - Friday, June 9th Noon

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. S-261 is designed to be taken after completion of S-260, Interagency Incident Business
Management.
Course Prerequisites:
Completion of S-260 prior to May 17th, 2017 will be required for this course.
Pre-Course Work: Yes

S-270, BASIC AIR OPERATIONS: Friday, June 9th - Saturday, June 10th

Course Description:
This course covers aircraft types and capabilities, aviation management and safety for flying in and working with agency aircraft, tactical and logistical uses of aircraft, and requirements for helicopter take-off and landing areas. Note: The regulations, procedures and policies addressed in this course are primarily those governing federal agency and ICS operations. State, county, or other political subdivisions using this course will need to consult their agency having jurisdiction with respect to regulations, procedures and policies.

Course Prerequisites:
S-130/S-190
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Pre-Course Work: Yes

CLOSED-FULL-Advanced Tractor Plow Operations: Wednesday, June 7th - Saturday, June 10th

Course Description:
This course expands upon the students safe and effective operation of tractor plow units. On the ground instruction is utilized along with some indoor instruction on tactics and safety. This course is designed for operators who have some level of experience operating  tractor plow units on fire assignments.
Prerequisites: 
S-130/S-190 
Valid CDL
All students are required to have had some prior training on tractor plow operation. 
Pre-approval from a local full-time VDOF employee familiar with your experience must be submitted directly to Sandy Mills from the authorizing employee PRIOR TO registering for the Academy. Local pre-approval does not guarantee acceptance into the class.
Pre-Course Work: None
 

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