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S-490, Advanced Fire Behavior Calculations (Pre-Course Work/Pre-Selection Assessment) 2010

This instructor-led course has pre-course work and a pre-selection assessment (estimate 4-7 hours). Additional information about the course can be found in the Field Manager’s Course Guide (PMS 901-1)

  1. Complete the pre-course work (Parts 1-5 below).  A practice test and answer key is provided with each part. Though you are not required to complete the practice tests for each part, it will be useful in preparing for the pre-selection assessment. These do not need to be turned into the course coordinator.

    Part 1 – Using Topographic Maps

    Part 2 – Fire Weather and Fire Behavior Knowledge

    Part 3 – Fire Behavior Inputs

    Part 4 – Manual Methods of Fire Behavior Prediction

    Part 5 – Use of Behave Plus

  2. After you have completed the pre-course work, follow directions in your pre-course work instructions or pre-selection letter on the next steps to take your pre-selection assessment.  A passing score of 70% or higher on the assessment is required to be considered for placement in the class.