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Wildland Fire Technology Prevention (WFTP Courses)

WFTP 310 Prescribed Fire for Burn Bosses RX-300

2.0 units.
Advisories: WFTO 344 - Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations S-390
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of the requirements and components for developing burn prescriptions and operational plans. Topics include identification of burning techniques applied to meet burn plan requirements, execution of the operational plan meeting local management objectives, smoke dispersal, and visibility objectives within public health standards.

WFTP 311 Introduction to Wildfire Prevention P-101

0.5 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study is to provide the student with an introduction to wildland fire prevention. The role of wildland fire prevention continues to be important in order to mitigate unplanned ignitions, prevent loss of life, and reduce undesirable damages to property and natural resources.

WFTP 312 Inspecting Fire Prone Property P-110

0.5 units.
Advisories: WFTP 310 - Prescribed Fire for Burn Bosses RX-300
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study is to provide the student with little or no experience in inspecting property, how to conduct inspections of fire prone property, including houses and surrounding structures in forested or rural areas.

WFTP 313 California Basic Fire Prevention P-140

2.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study presents the information necessary for the student to be able to function as a fire prevention personnel, the role of Cooperative Forest Fore Prevention, development of a sign and poster plan, interagency cooperation, the role of the National Fire Danger Rating System and fire prevention, and how to conduct inspections of residential and commercial operations.

WFTP 314 Wildfire Origin and Cause Determination P-151

1.5 units.
Advisories: WFTP 313 - California Basic Fire Prevention P-140
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study presents the information necessary for the student to be able to conduct a wildland fire investigation. This course includes how to identify and collect equipment and supplies to conduct a wildfire investigation, record information about the fire, determine the origin of the fire, determine the cause of the fire, properly collect and preserve evidence, interview witnesses and obtain suspect information, prepare and write reports, and how to present testimony before a judge and/jury.

WFTP 315 Introduction to Public Information Officer S-203

2.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study is to provide the student introductory information necessary for the student to be able to function as a public information officer on a non-complex wildland fire. This course includes, a description of the duties and responsibilities of a Type 3 information officer, the kinds and sources of information needed, how to gather and distribute information to meet the needs of print and electronic media, internal audiences, cooperators, communities, landowners homeowners, local government leaders, and the steps and materials needed to operate an information center and field work site.

WFTP 317 Intermediate Fire Prevention P-240

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study presents additional wildland fire prevention information required for the fire prevention technician. The materials presented include, application of federal and state fire laws, an overview of fire prevention planning and its significant components at district and forest level.

WFTP 319 Driving for the Fire Service S-216

2.0 units.
Prerequisite: WFTO 311 - Firefighter Training S-130
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Course designed to instruct fire personnel on proper methods and procedures for driving fire equipment on the highway and off-road conditions.

WFTP 320 Wildland Fire Prevention Planning P-301

2.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study is designed for fire managers, fire prevention specialists and planners, and other persons who have fire prevention planning responsibility.

WFTP 321 Wildland Fire Prevention Marketing P-303

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study is designed to provide the field Fire Prevention Specialist with the necessary tools to develop a wildfire prevention marketing plan. It includes methods to generate ideas and provide information to assist in the development of a successful wildfire prevention marketing program.

WFTP 322 Advanced Fire Prevention P-340

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study presents advanced techniques for the wildland fire prevention officer. It includes a definition of fire’s role in ecosystem management, application of the principles of ecology, sociology, economics, communications, and marketing, to the development and implementation of a fire protection plan, and demonstrate how to gain support for the fire protection plan from management and adjacent land owners.

WFTP 323 Introduction to Fire Effects RX-340

2.0 units.
Advisories: WFTO 313 - Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-190
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study present an understanding of land use activity and controlled fire situations. This course includes a description of fire as an ecological process, applications and limitations of fire use, first order fire effects and how to measure them, and the interaction of fire characteristics on natural and cultural resource components that determines first order fire effects.

WFTP 324 Information Officer S-403

2.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 304 - Advanced Incident Command System I-400
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study presents the information necessary for the student to be able to function as a information officer in a wildland fire. The course includes news release issues, inquiries from the media, participate in briefings, meetings, special sessions as a member of the incident management team, and prepare and disseminate information internally to personnel on incident and appropriate agency offices.

WFTP 326 Smoke Management Techniques RX-450

2.0 units.
Advisories: WFTP 322 - Advanced Fire Prevention P-340
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study is for experienced prescribed Fire Managers and Prescribed Fire Behavior Analysts, and presents in detail the legal, professional, and ethical reasons for managing smoke.