WILDLAND FIRE TECHNOLOGY
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
This degree program will provide the student with training in hand crew formation, fire line construction, and the use of wild land equipment. The behavior of fires, protective clothing, and Wildland fire tools will also be addressed. The Wildland Fire Technology Associate Degree program is for those students who desire to gain an understanding of Wildland fire investigation, fire prevention and support operations. This program also meets the requirements for the U.S. Forest Service to be hired as an entry-level Wild land Firefighter. This degree program will also aid
currently employed municipal firefighters with the learning domains and knowledge base to respond to and mitigate a Wildland conflagration.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
- Assess impacts of fuel, weather, and topography on wild land fire behavior.
- Recognize and avoid the four common denominators of wild land fire fatalities.
- Given a wild land fire scenario, prepare an incident briefing based on factors of fuel, weather, topography, and man-made hazards.
- Demonstrate the three components of wild land fire prevention, including education, engineering, and enforcement.
- Make an operation shift plan that includes the following information: the people in charge, the operational objectives, resources, supplies necessary to meet the objectives, area map, weather forecasting, and safety briefing using standardized ICS forms.
To acquire the Associate of Science degree in Wildland Fire Technology, it is necessary to complete the graduation requirements of the college along with the following: