REGISTRATION CLOSED-2019 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy-Registration Fees Are Non-Refundable

Farmville, Virginia
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSED-2019 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy-Registration Fees Are Non-Refundable
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Saturday, May 25, 2019

Longwood University
Wheeler Hall
200 Griffin Blvd.
Farmville, Virginia 23909
United States

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Course Matrix 
CLASSROOM LONGWOOD MAP # Restrictions
 TUESDAY
21-MAY
 WEDNESDAY
22-MAY
THURSDAY
23-MAY 
FRIDAY
24-MAY
 SATURDAY
25-MAY
TBD Closed-Course Full-Limit 2 Per Fire Department Setup   Full-S-212       Full-S-212       Full-S-212      Full- S-212    
 TBD Closed- Course-Full-Limit 2 Per Fire Department  Setup  Full-PMS-419 Full-PMS-419 Full- PMS-419  Full-PMS-419
 TBD Closed-Course Full-Valid CDL Required
Limit 1 Per Fire Dept.
Setup Full-TRACTOR Full-TRACTOR Full-TRACTOR Full-TRACTOR
TBD
Setup  S-131  S-131    
TBD
Setup  S-390     S-390  S-390        S-390      
TBD
 Setup  
   S-130/190
             
 Cox Residence Hall                                        Incident Command Post (ICP) - Check-In
Field Work  Closed-Course Full-Limit 2 Per Fire Department     Full-S-212 + Full-S-212 + Full-S-212 +
Field Work Closed-Course Full-Valid CDL Required
Limit 1 Per Fire Dept
.
 
    Full-TRACTOR+ Full-TRACTOR+ Full-TRACTOR+
Field Work Closed-Course Full-Limit 2 Per Fire Department      Full-PMS-419+ Full-PMS-419+ Full-PMS-419+
Field Work        
S-130/190 +



Course Descriptions

Closed-Course Full-PMS-419, Engine Operator, Wednesday, May 22nd - Saturday, May 25th
* Limit 2 Per Fire Department*
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

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, May 25th
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.

S-131, Firefighter Type 1: Wednesday, May 22nd - Thursday, Noon, May 23rd
Course Description:
This is a 12-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.
Prerequisites:
S130/190
Pre-Course Work: None


CLOSED-COURSE FULL-S-212, WILDAND FIRE CHAIN SAWS: Wednesday, May 22nd - Saturday, May 25th
* 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-390, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations, Wednesday, May 22nd - Friday, Noon, May 24th
Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce fire behavior calculations by manual methods, using nomograms and the Fire Behavior Handbook Appendix B. Students gain an understanding of the determinants of fire behavior though studying inputs (weather, slope, fuels, and fuel moisture). Students also learn how to interpret fire behavior outputs, documentation processes, and fire behavior briefing components.
Prerequisites:
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)
Qualified as a single resource boss.
Satisfactory Completion of pre-selection assessment and pre-course work.
Pre-Course Work: Yes

CLOSED-COURSE FULL-Advanced Tractor Plow Operations: Wednesday, May 22nd - Saturday, May 25th
* Limit 1 Per Fire Department*
Requires pre-approval by full time Virginia Department of Forestry Employee and valid CDL before registering.
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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  • Registration Fee Payable at Time of Registration-Fee is Non-Refundable
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