Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 154 - Wildland Urban Interface Operations (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50

This course is an introduction to the strategies, tactics, techniques, tools and safety consideration related to fire operations in the wildland/urban interface. The course involves aspects of suppression and prevention.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 154, the student will be able to:

  • List those items that should be included in a size-up report; to be considered in sizing-up an interface fire incident prior to and after arriving at the scene; and evaluating the types and limitations of resources needed
  • List the three priorities when establishing strategic goals and three operational modes
  • List five items which would influence your resource order, and four subject areas to consider when briefing and deploying your resources
  • Identify the three structure triage categories, and five basic factors upon which you base your triage decisions, and four conditions that may mean the situation is hopeless
  • Identify four operations you should accomplish upon your arrival at the incident or assigned area, and describe their importance to your firefighting actions
  • Describe how to prepare structures and the surrounding area to minimize damage, and firefighting methods employed to defend threatened structures from fire
  • List the items that need to be considered in assessing the effectiveness of an action plan, and demonstrate your ability to properly update the action plan when the scenario changes
  • List several steps that should be completed before leaving an area involved in an interface fire
  • Identify several important factors in dealing with the public at an interface fire, and the importance of an organized demobilization plan
  • Describe how you can minimize and protect against damage to public and private property
  • Describe 12 general safety considerations often encountered in interface operations
  • List the structural situations that shout "Watch Out" and seven don't when working around power lines

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