Date: 6/15/2018 – 6/17/2018
Time: 0800 – 1700 Daily
Instructor: Ken Metzler
Link for Pre-Course work: http://onlinetraining.nwcg.gov/node/178. Bring to class.
Course Description: This course was developed using a blended approach to learning, meaning that it contains a mix of online and instructor-led training (ILT). Students are required to complete the online training portion of the course prior to taking the ILT. The course introduces the roles and responsibilities of a firing boss (FIRB) and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage firing operations. The course discusses and illustrates common firing devices and techniques. Although comprehensive in nature, the course work is not a substitute for the dynamic fire environment. The course provides students with important information regarding general tasks required to be successful. Any opportunity to show students a real ignition or demonstrate the use of an actual firing device will assist in transferring these new concepts and skills to the job. There is an optional field day outlined in the course, it is the discretion of the delivery unit to include the field day, however, if logistically feasible it is suggested by NWCG that a field day be conducted.
**Full Personal Protection Equipment is required for this class as there will be a field exercise.
The cost is $75.00 per class. The fee maybe paid: At the door, by mail, or by phone. To make a credit card payment by phone, call Becky at 307-856-6776. Mailed payments can be sent to the Wyoming Fire Academy, 2500 Academy Court, Riverton, WY, 82501. Please make checks out to DFPES.