Welcome to the S-234 Ignition Operations Pre-Course Work.
In this pre-course work students will utilize several reference materials to familiarize themselves with various aspects of burning operations in the prescribed/wildland fire enviornment. Activities include answering questions, asking questions, and studying definitions.
1. Read through pre-course work materials and become familiar with their content.
2. Answer questions, study definitions, and follow all instructions in pre-course material.
3. Demonstrate experience level and subject proficiency to instructors.
The following pre-course study will take approximately 2 hours to complete and is required to attend S-234 Ignition Operations. It is meant to be an open book evaluation. Completed pre-work package must be brought to class for discussion and review..
S-234 Pre-Course Work(to download, select 'save' after clicking this link).
Reference and Instructional Material
Basic Land Navigation
Anderson’s Aids to Determining Fuel Models
Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), NFES 1077
Standard Fire Behavior Fuel Models: A Comprehensive
Set for Use with Rothermel’s Surface Fire Spread Model
Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book) http://www.nifc.gov/policies/red_book.htm
Interagency Aerial Ignition Guide
MS Word or Wordpad