RX-410: Smoke Management Techniques


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.

Address: Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, Grand Rapids MN (get directions)
Contact Name: Debbie Hahn
Contact E-mail: dhahn@fs.fed.us

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Feb 11, 2013 (All day) to Feb 15, 2013 (All day)