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S-390, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations

  • OCFA Classroom #2 1 Fire Authority Irvine, CA, 92602 United States (map)
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Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations



This course is designed to introduce fire behavior calculations by manual methods, using nomograms and the Fire Behavior Handbook Appendix B. Students gain an understanding of the determinants of fire behavior though studying inputs (weather, slope, fuels, and fuel moisture). Students also learn how to interpret fire behavior outputs, documentation processes, and fire behavior briefing components.

*Required for Division/Group Supervisor*


Completion of Introduction to Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)


Battalion Chief Phil Johnson