Wildland and Ground Fires 

Wildland and Ground Fires

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). No Hands On.

Program Length:  Didactic 2 Hours 45 minutes   Price: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After students complete this lesson, they will:

  • Know the various methods of combating wildland fires, as well as the tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to safely operate at the scene of such incidents.
  • They will learn how to suppress a ground fire and deploy a fire shelter.
  • Define the terms wildland fires and ground fires.
  • Explain how the three elements of the wildland fire triangle affect each side of the fire triangle.  
  • Describe light fuels, heavy fuels, subsurface fuels, surface fuels, and aerial fuels.
  • Explain the relationship between a fuel’s properties and the speed at which the fuel ignites and the ensuing fire spreads.
  • Describe how weather factors and topography influence the growth of wildland fires.
  • Label the parts of a wildland fire.
  • Describe the methods and tools used to cool a fuel with water.
  • Describe the methods and tools used to remove a fuel from wildland fires.
  • Describe the methods and tools used to smother wildland fires.
  • Describe how a direct attack is mounted on wildland fires.
  • Describe how an indirect attack is mounted on wildland fires.
  • Itemize the characteristics of the fire apparatus used to suppress wildland fires.
  • Describe the hazards associated with wildland and ground firefighting.
  • Describe the PPE needed for wildland firefighting.
  • Explain the problems created by the wildland-urban interface.