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

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

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

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_w0637.pdf PDF

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.

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.

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 11 - 12, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland Reid Vaughan
Director of Regional Services
Alabama Fire College
205-343-7414
rvaughan@alabamafirecollege.org
CCP
July 22 - 23, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland Terri Brooks
Administration Officer
PA State Fire Academy
717-247-3747
tebrooks@pa.gov
CCP