2018 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy-Registration

Farmville, Virginia
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
2018 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy-Registration
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:00 PM -
Saturday, June 02, 2018 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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

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Course Matrix 
CLASSROOM  LONGWOOD 
MAP # 
 TUESDAY
29-MAY
 WEDNESDAY
30-MAY
THURSDAY
31-MAY 
FRIDAY
1-JUNE 
 SATURDAY
2-JUNE
TBD Limit 2 Per Fire Department Setup Closed-Full-S-212 Closed-Full-S-212 Closed-Full-S-212 Closed-Full-S-212
 TBD   Setup  D-110  D-110  D-110  D-110
 TBD
Setup

Ready Set Go
TBD
Setup RX-410 RX-410 RX-410 RX-410
TBD
Setup M-410 M-410 M-410 M-410
TBD
Setup S-230 S-230 S-230
TBD
Setup    S-215  S-215  S-215
TBD  Setup    Closed-Full-S-211 Closed-Full-S-211 Closed-Full-S-211
TBD    Setup


TBD
 Setup  
   S-130/190
 Arc Residence Hall                                        Incident Command Post (ICP) - Check-In
Field Work  Limit 2 Per Fire Department     Closed-Full-S-212 + S-212 + S-212 +
Field Work      
S-215+
Field Work      
Closed-Full-S-211+ Closed-Full-S-211+
Field Work        
S-130/190 +



Course Descriptions
D-110 EXPANDED DISPATCH RECORDER: Wednesday, May 30th - Saturday, June 2nd

Course Description:
This course provides students with the skills to perform as an Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC). Topics include the structure of the expanded dispatch organization, description of resource ordering and statusing process, and the importance of the EDRC having effective communication skills and working relationships. The final is a 4-hour, scenario-based exercise where students will complete resource order forms based on timed inputs and supplemental handouts. A Reference Guide at the end of Unit 3 contains reference documents for students to use during the course and when on assignment. The course gives a very general overview of Resource Ordering and Statusing System (ROSS) — it does not teach students how to use ROSS.
Prerequisites:
None


M-410 FACILITATIVE INSTRUCTOR: Wednesday, May 30th - Saturday, June 2nd

Course Description:
This training course is designed to help students become effective facilitative instructors. The purpose of this course is to improve training delivery and quality by presenting instructional methods with an emphasis on student-oriented adult training techniques. This course is designed for students to meet NWCG instructor requirements.
Prerequisites:
S-190/190
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Pre-Course Work: Yes

READY SET GO: Saturday June 2nd

Course Description:
The Ready, Set, Go! Program helps fire agencies teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas and the wildland-urban interface how to best prepare themselves and their properties against the threat of wildland fire. The program teaches individuals to be Ready by taking personal responsibility and action, to be Set with situational awareness and to Go and act early.
Prerequisites:
S-130/S-190
Pre-Course Work: None

RX-410, SMOKE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, Wednesday, May 30th - Saturday, June 2nd

Course Description:
This course leads students through the ecological and historical role of fire, characteristics of smoke and the health, safety and visibility impacts of smoke. Other topics include public relations, legal requirements, meteorology, fuel consumption, smoke production dispersion modeling, and operational smoke management strategies. This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains a panel discussion, several exercises designed to facilitate group and class participation and case studies from a variety of fuel types and political challenges. The pre-course work assignment is designed to familiarize students with the Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire, PMS 420-2, and air quality regulations that impact prescribed fire programs.
Prerequisites:
S-130/190
Students should have a background in prescribed fire planning, implementing, monitoring, permitting or smoke/air regulating. Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Pre-Course Work: Yes

ICS-100, INTRODUCTION TO ICS:
L-180, HUMAN FACTORS IN THE WILDLAND FIRE SERVICE (ONLINE):

S-190, INTRODUCTION TO WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR (ONLINE):

S-130, FIREFIGHTER TRAINING (BLENDED):
Saturday, June 2nd
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:
Must have online portion completed by April 26th by Noon.
Pre-Course Work: Completion of 24+ hours of online materials.

Closed-Full-S-211, PUMPS AND WATER HANDLING USE: Thursday, May 31st - Saturday, June 2nd

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to design, setup, operate, troubleshoot, and shut down portable water delivery systems. The focus is on portable pumps – it does not address water delivery for engines. Topics covered include: portable water delivery systems; equipment; roles and responsibilities; and system design and hydraulics. There is also a field exercise where students will apply what they learned in the classroom.
Prerequisites:
S130/190
Precourse Work: None

Closed-Full-S-212, WILDAND FIRE CHAIN SAWS: Wednesday, May 30th - Saturday, June 2nd
* Limit 2 Per Fire Department*
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.
Prerequisites:
S-130/S-190
Qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2).
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Pre-Course Work: Yes

S-215, FIRE OPERATIONS IN THE WILDLAND/URBAN INTERFACE: Thursday, May 31st - Saturday, June 2nd

Course Description:
This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. Instructional units include firefighter safety in the interface, managing human factors in the interface, pre-incident planning, sizeup and initial strategy, structure triage, structure protection overview, tactics in the interface, tactical operations and resource use in the interface, action assessment, plan update, and after action review.
Prerequisites:
S-130/S-190
Qualified as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1).
Pre-Course Work: No

S-230, CREW BOSS (SINGLE RESOURCE): Wednesday, May 31st - Friday, June 1st

Course Description:

This is a classroom course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities.
Prerequisites:
Qualified as Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
Successful completion of S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

 

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