Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities — Introduction and Leadership, Course I F0637

Curriculum: Wildland Urban Interface
Training Specialist

Michael Weller
301-447-1476

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
1.3
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science, fire prevention or public safety.

This two-day course introduces students to the national wildland urban interface (WUI) fire problem and motivates them to initiate action to address the problem within their local community.

This course:

  • Defines the WUI fire problem.
  • Identifies the elements of a fire-adapted community in the WUI.
  • Illustrates the need for action at the local level.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

The target audience for this course may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Fire and emergency service representatives.
  • Community leaders/decision-makers.
  • Commissioners, elected officials, and other local policymakers.
  • Code officials: building, planning, etc.
  • Environmental groups.
  • Land managers and foresters.
  • Other key local stakeholders.

Prerequisites

None

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
September 21 - 22, 2020 College Park, Maryland

Todd Dyche
Regional Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
240-832-2928
tdyche@mfri.org

Karen Layton
Program Coordinator
MFRI
301-226-9971
klayton@mfri.org

Course coordination plan
November 2 - 3, 2020 Longview, Texas

Michael Cole
Regional Manager
TEEX-ESTI
903-752-0926
michael.cole@teex.tamu.edu

Scott Matthews
Projects Manager
TEEX-ESTI
979-204-2079
scott.matthews@teex.tamu.edu

Andy Parker
Training Section Chief
Longview Fire Department
903-237-1209
aparker@longviewtexas.gov

Course coordination plan
February 18 - 19, 2021 Skagway, Alaska

Sara Garcia
Fire Training Specialist/Statewide Training Coordinator
State of AK, Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards, and Training
907-334-0894
sara.garcia@alaska.gov

Virginia Lauer-McMichael
Fire Training Specialist/Public Education Coordinator
State of AK, Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards, & Training
907-334-0894
virginia.lauer-mcmichael@alaska.gov

Rick Ackerman
Training Coordinator
Skagway Fire Department
907-983-2450
sfd.train@skagway.org

Course coordination plan

Student comments

This material is extremely useful to smaller departments that have these challenges in many of our neighborhoods.