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
0.0
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science, fire prevention or public policy.

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?
November 2 - 3, 2019 Cancelled Hawthorne, Nevada

Tom Martinez
Training Officer II
State Fire Marshal Division
775-684-7529
tmartinez@dps.state.nv.us

Heidi Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Mineral County Fire Department
775-945-2497
fireadmin@mineralcountynv.org

Course coordination plan
January 10 - 11, 2020 Tucson, Arizona

Jeff Johnston
Certification Coordinator
Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence
623-333-6502
jeff.johnston@azcfse.org

Chris Ader
Captain
Three Points Fire Department
520-822-1086
chrisader@threepointsfire.org

Course coordination plan
January 21 - 22, 2020 San Marcos, California

Kirsten Fonseca
NFA Coordinator
CAL FIRE
916-568-2902
kirsten.fonseca@fire.ca.gov

Kenneth Kim
Fire Inspector
City of San Marcos Fire Department
760-744-1050
kkim@san-marcos.net

Course coordination plan
February 15 - 16, 2020 Salem, Oregon

Barbara Slinger
Fire Program Support Specialist
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
503-378-2408
barbara.slinger@state.or.us

Eriks Gabliks
Director
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
503-378-2332
eriks.gabliks@state.or.us

Course coordination plan

Student comments

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