Welcome to the S-336 Tactical Decision Making in Wildland Fire pre-course work.
In this pre-course work students will utilize several reference materials to familiarize themselves with various aspects of tactical decision making and its role in the wildland fire environment.
1. Read through pre-course work materials and become familiar with their content.
2. Demonstrate experience level and subject proficiency to instructors by applying the concepts found in the pre-course materials to tactical situations.
1. Read Standard Firefighting Orders, a paper written by John Krebs encouraging a return to the original format of the Standard Firefighting Orders.
2. Read Recognition Primed Decision Making, an intrinsic skill employed by tacticians.
3. Read Tactical Engagement Principles, a tactical doctrine employed by military organizations to
4. Read Draw D, a tactical framework for wildland fire engagement decision making.
5. In addition to reading the included above, students are expected to be thoroughly familiar with the contents of the Wildland Fire Suppression Tactics Reference Guide (PMS-465, NEFS, 1256), and the human factors, communications, and leadership concepts learned in prerequisite courses. Students are required to bring a current version of the Incident Response Pocket Guide and the Fireline Handbook to the course. Students should also be familiar with the acronyms SA (Situational Awareness) and RMP (Risk Management Process) found in the IRPG.
Incident Response Pocket Guide, NFES 1077
Fireline Handbook PMS 410-1, NFES 0065
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