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FNAM 1600 - Fire Control

Forest & Natural Areas Mgt Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course will provide the student with the basic skills in fire control in order for them to act as a member of a fire control crew. Students will learn to safely operate firefighting hand tools, equipment, water delivery systems and decision aids used by the Ministry of Forests Protection and industrial crews.



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Outline basic decision aids used in predicting fire behavior.
  • Predict basic fire behavior using data related to fuel, weather and topography.
  • Describe the importance of the fire prevention, detection, preparedness, assessment and suppression phases of fire control.
  • Plan, direct and execute the construction of fire control lines including fire crew organization, supervision and safety on small fires.
  • Safely operate basic fire control equipment on small fires, including fire pumps and hand tools.
  • Describe the operation and safety practices required for the use of aircraft and heavy equipment in fire control.
  • Obtain certification of the S-100 MOFR basic Fire skills course.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System in BC.
  • Describe procedures for exiting helicopters in a safe manner
  • Understand the calculation for, and use of the Fire Weather Index (FWI)
  • Follow existing EMS procedures
  • Describe the role that weather plays on the behavior of wildfires

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

FNAM 1600 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Forest and Natural Areas Management
    Full-time   Diploma


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