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 and air quality regulations that impact prescribed fire programs.
Audience: Prescribed fire burn boss type 1 (RXB1) and the long term fire analyst (LTAN). Other positions that would benefit from Rx-410 include: ignition specialist, fire effects monitor, air regulators, Fire ecologists, private landowners (e.g., TNC)
Course Prerequisites: Students should have a background in prescribed fire planning, implementing, monitoring, permitting or smoke/air regulating.
Nominations are due February 14, 2013.