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

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, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire prevention or public safety.

This 2-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.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Course syllabus: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0637.pdf PDF 136KB

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.

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 29 - 30, 2023 Leavenworth, Washington
Howard Scartozzi
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Patrol - Fire Prevention Bureau
425-401-7732
howard.scartozzi@wsp.wa.gov
N/A
Esther Hernandez
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office
360-596-3913
esther.hernandez@wsp.wa.gov
CCP
April 1 - 2, 2023 Fairbanks, Alaska
Virginia McMichael
Fire Training Specialist
State of Alaska, Division of Fire and Life Safety
907-269-5481
virginia.mcmichael@alaska.gov
Mimi Hill
Administrative Assistant
Ester Volunteer Fire Department
907-479-6858
admin@esterfire.org
CCP
April 15 - 16, 2023 Salem, Oregon
Julie Olsen
Fire Program Manager
DPSST
503-378-2297
julie.olsen@dpsst.oregon.gov
Kayla Ballrot
Fire Certification Supervisor
DPSST
503-378-2596
kayla.ballrot@dpsst.oregon.gov
Aaron Bielemeier
Fire Training Coordinator
DPSST
503-302-5523
Aaron.Bielemeier@dpsst.oregon.gov
CCP