Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities — Introduction and Leadership, Course I W0637

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Wildland Urban Interface
Training Specialist

Michael Weller
301-447-1476

Delivery type
2-day on-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

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Post-course requirements

None

Student comments

Risk assessment is a need to know skill and WUI is everywhere.