S-290 Unit 3: Fuels

S-290 Unit 3: Fuels
Huntingtonbac 2018-07-17 14:41:27

The pictures are too closely similar in some of the questions. The quiz involves too much guessing which is the BEST answer instead of just having 1 correct answer.
schiappa544 2018-07-16 13:25:09

I feel the photos in this lesson can be misleading. I would also like to see the correct answers given to questions answered incorrectly.
gracesonb 2018-07-13 15:40:47

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JGILES 2018-07-10 06:28:40

too long
mrcddavis 2018-07-06 11:10:16

n/a
bobbyming 2018-07-05 12:29:59

wow that one put me to the test.
kevinjensen 2018-07-04 15:16:45

none
mhenrie 2018-07-03 18:23:03

Another one
Joshmann 2018-07-02 23:02:14

great course
pwoody 2018-06-28 14:58:24

The example for the surface area volume has incorrect units for the single cube. 1' = 1-foot1" = 1-inch
2018-06-28 13:02:02

great info
brigplatt 2018-06-25 17:15:55

good
Ranger#519 2018-06-23 13:22:52

Well done lesson
dm663 2018-06-21 12:46:55

na
VSSM5 2018-06-18 21:41:21

Took it twice take notes
Robdavis91 2018-06-18 21:03:24

N/A
Jmhlebechuk 2018-06-16 20:14:55

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Jmhlebechuk 2018-06-16 20:14:24

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EricFishe 2018-06-15 22:19:52

hmmm
jonesy910 2018-06-14 19:44:29

Good class
Avery_Hazzard 2018-06-14 16:27:31

good
mmobilio86 2018-06-13 08:59:47

very easy to understand and very informative
niedbaj 2018-06-02 10:03:22

Explains wrong answers well.
bauerri 2018-05-28 12:04:36

Thumbs up!
M.Rees 2018-05-27 08:44:38

The multiple answer questions are confusing. It would also be nice to be able to review the quiz questions with the right answers.
COS20 2018-05-26 15:22:49

none
BriceAllen 2018-05-24 17:45:58

good
aaron downing 2018-05-20 15:11:49

Thanks
AJC83 2018-05-12 08:12:41

k
mitzvot5 2018-05-06 14:49:18

hard
justinslye 2018-05-06 08:44:28

lots of good information. all the topics are explained very well. over all good course.
jalmeida149 2018-05-01 13:49:40

Was a good class.
markwcmu 2018-04-30 20:28:24

majority of the questions on the test were not easily found in the modules
jasonhamrick10 2018-04-29 20:27:03

show the results and answers after the quiz is complete
KimberlyK 2018-04-27 12:42:32

Good information that is relayed in a manner that is easy to understand in simple language.
Maddoggk28 2018-04-24 19:24:39

Cool
Robb 2018-04-20 14:08:56

Need more clarification on definition for: shrub, understory. Without being able to view the stem, hard to discern when a question is referring to shrub or understory. What percentage of acreage must be grass to qualify for grass-shrub category; most shrubs have grass below in pictures.
NW91 2018-04-19 14:52:12

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Sunale 2018-04-18 16:57:09

good
biggus 2018-04-16 13:10:42

way harder than i thought, probably should run back through it
FFAndrew 2018-04-15 19:30:07

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cen28468 2018-04-10 12:41:55

Good info but pictures look like they were taken with a disposable wind-up KODAK. Very difficult to spot differences in understory, litter, slash.
pmoorecfs@gmail.com 2018-04-10 10:15:08

the vast majority of the questions on the test were not easily found in the modules
ffmbair 2018-04-09 12:36:47

Neutral
Lee498 2018-04-07 12:19:06

Half of the questions were NOT in the lesson..
MichaelMoore175 2018-04-05 10:33:47

good
Jeremywatts 2018-04-04 15:38:25

good
ML365 2018-04-03 09:28:10

Great section. Lots of good info in it!
Zmac56 2018-03-31 13:17:40

good lesson
nwinchel 2018-03-31 10:16:55

i think the pictures could be better
ffkinnard 2018-03-24 20:54:57

differences between litter, understory and deadfall and the differences on fire behavior not clear
Sully09 2018-03-23 18:04:03

Tested my knowledge of the subject, was a great portion of the class.
yanceytaos 2018-03-22 16:21:55

To use the resources for the online training you have a really good opportunity to take notes and apply them in your career. The course covers a lot of good situational questions that I kind of would second guess myself on. Its a good time to practice practical situations in your mind to get you ready for the field.
Batchelder18 2018-03-19 00:26:53

No problems here
glervold 2018-03-18 14:20:42

Good
EKW11 2018-03-18 00:57:39

Good coverage of the main fuel types, with illustrations and clickable videos.Pay attention to those photos - they will be on the test!
mcopple1 2018-03-15 14:08:31

Hard to see photos, particularity, shrubs and grass and size of log diameter
phisanche 2018-03-14 19:57:01

good course
Boopers71 2018-03-13 13:58:08

Awesome lesson
dcw77 2018-03-10 10:47:20

This section of S290 was a great and very informative portion of the coarse. It is interactive and will keep you involved.
ConservationDigest 2018-03-09 09:32:40

Some of the terms are particularly tricky and their definitions are very specific. Make sure you drill yourself on the key words and tricky phrases as they relate to one another.
Rmcqueen1 2018-03-08 15:26:35

recommend
robertsj24 2018-03-03 19:47:10

Good breakdown of fuels and how they relate to fire behavior. As others have mentioned, would be nice if quiz gave you feedback on what you missed.
Robhamm12 2018-03-01 10:46:28

Good way to learn about the characteristics of fire.
ellie9447 2018-02-19 13:54:50

The questions are too ambiguous. They do not reflect on the material being presented. Get rid of picking "ALL" that apply questions.
salus004 2018-02-19 11:17:29

The fuel activities/review questions were helpful but including even more picture scenarios would be useful.
hhebeler 2018-02-18 04:22:35

take your time
Klutch39 2018-02-13 21:33:53

Na
dozer4 2018-02-09 08:54:02

The information is good and presented well. Quiz questions contain too many options for my memory. I think they should be more specific. Enough to make a person consider but not to over think.
cmarshall85 2018-02-06 11:25:58

I like the mix between media and reading
G.Stracke 2018-02-05 15:20:25

No feedback on quiz to reinforce lesson.
rosika14 2018-02-03 14:03:04

Loved the lesson. Could have used a better understanding of the fuel characteristics on its affect on ignition, spread, etc. Missed those questions in the quiz and could not fine a true answer in the study
eslpd265 2018-02-02 15:58:33

Can't think of anything to change.
jameskratzer 2018-01-31 10:37:22

Well developed lesson which also allows student to use recently learned information wrt an actual fire.
redepidermis 2018-01-30 01:05:47

needs better descriptions
Trevor-1991 2018-01-27 03:40:18

only issue I noticed was when they called vertical arrangement vertical continuity. it threw me off on a few questions but it was changed back on a few questions at the end of the quiz
ken33f72 2018-01-22 23:12:41

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dschoessler 2018-01-20 16:24:06

The answers in the lesson do NOT match up with the correct answers in the test. This occurs especially in the Ignition, Intensity and Spread sections.
coos 2018-01-04 08:15:37

no
jellis86 2018-01-01 09:52:29

swheatley 2018-01-01 08:47:07

good course.
choa2017 2017-12-30 18:49:33

good
Russell Merritt 2017-12-29 11:34:46

thank you
JStanley77 2017-12-22 18:16:09

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russellrgardner 2017-12-19 11:40:23

Was able to move thru material faster than predicted timeframe was nice.
pcardiff 2017-12-14 07:55:03

You should show the correct answers. Some of them are sort of difficult to understand what you're wanting us to learn.
mow1808 2017-12-09 14:58:52

some of the pictures were too small to see accurately. Additionally some of the differences between under story and litter were confusing and vague
kelsy.gibos 2017-12-08 10:28:44

Good basic run down of fuels.
gchildress 2017-12-06 22:22:38

Good course
harwell1202 2017-12-03 11:40:48

snixon 2017-12-01 23:11:03

Please provide correct answers to missed questions after quiz for improved learning.
tomboy4682 2017-11-29 18:49:37

it was good class
calebmiller 2017-11-25 23:04:07

It was hard to identify at times the fuel models based on the pictures
bobbymcmillen 2017-11-22 22:29:39

fuel knowledge
shotgun854 2017-11-13 20:32:01

The pictures were hard to understand what was being referenced.
Danielhobbs 2017-11-06 21:53:46

good
General4 2017-11-06 16:24:17

Question
cskidmore 2017-11-06 14:38:30

adequate course
joedouglass96 2017-10-24 15:59:19

AnthonyR7126 2017-10-21 13:05:50

good
engine61 2017-10-21 10:55:00

None
Conor66 2017-10-17 17:34:00

I am not willing to give accurate, well thought evaluations after each unit. I suggest one course survey. My future surveys on this course will not be accurate and Id be willing to bet I am not the only one just filling in bubbles.
jjohnson1318 2017-10-05 13:43:51

Please put my answers and the correct answers on the quiz after finishing
jonathanporter 2017-10-04 13:08:13

Quiz questions with eight possible answers using images that have little difference is problematic.
ajs120 2017-10-03 10:14:53

Yeah lots of stuff I couldn't understand or figure out.
brendonjackson 2017-10-02 10:52:50

questions and answers were poorly worded
nicktorrence 2017-09-26 22:18:17

na
JPONTS 2017-09-22 13:52:20

na
rdiaz32 2017-09-20 13:14:22

ok
Ckeefe211 2017-09-11 17:53:02

Poor illustrations used to deviate fuel groups.
aflores11 2017-09-04 13:19:44

n/a
ghamache 2017-08-31 17:46:40

Fine test and course
jakehastings 2017-08-28 13:23:14

The questions of the quiz are not quite clear.
e456198 2017-08-22 15:58:16

Excellent examples used to illustrate fuel types.
EBK17 2017-08-20 17:08:38

na
jtomastarrago 2017-08-14 11:45:21

I really appreciate the videos shown in this unit. Really helpful to understand fire behavior
HERRERAS_Iv√°n 2017-08-10 01:44:52

Great lesson, interesting and practical
Delmarday 2017-08-08 18:36:32

not all of test question were easlystudied
thomas.barbor 2017-08-01 15:43:18

lots of flash player videos. Question on quiz s weren't verbatim from unit, rather they had to be interpreted a lot
jones77 2017-07-28 11:32:46

Krisclowry 2017-07-23 16:05:21

lots of information
w1001482 2017-07-21 13:54:32

the questions based on pictures are difficult. It's hard to obtain all the necessary information from one 2 dimensional picture
Lajess 2017-07-16 23:45:04

great !!!
Rmckenzie 2017-07-12 23:02:45

I don't know
Josequiroz 2017-07-10 19:36:23

Very good!
firefly61 2017-07-09 18:07:35

ok lessoon
bradley.smith@longbeach.gov 2017-06-19 15:38:51

good
trexmpa 2017-06-17 18:18:52

thanks
crasp 2017-06-17 07:25:48

the photos are hard to see, things burn a lot different in Florida
taz1600 2017-06-14 09:24:09

It was good..
taz1600 2017-06-14 09:24:08

It was good..
ianbrueckner 2017-06-10 22:26:37

second time through this class. this was by far better than the first.
smith2017 2017-06-10 17:23:22

n/a
teresanorth74@gmail.com 2017-06-09 15:27:20

mitch299 2017-06-07 18:21:03

the lesson and the test hardly line up. a lot of the questions on the test were not covered in the lesson.
bra20 2017-06-06 20:32:25

better then the old way this one i didnt care ful
cody.mooney@gmail.com 2017-06-04 12:01:38

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pauljbrooks3 2017-06-03 23:17:24

slides froze multiple times, could not complete with flash based lesson.
ylengine210@yahoo.com 2017-05-29 11:41:45

Live classes with experienced instructors is the best way to learn the material.
AliciaMay 2017-05-25 23:16:11

NA
joey5963 2017-05-25 13:40:31

Great teaching tool. I would like to see this lesson refresh on 1, 10, 100, 1000 hour fuel models. It should be brief, nothing to intense. Just a quick refresher.
s-290290 2017-05-23 19:15:52

pics are a little vague
grhill 2017-05-19 16:59:00

No Comment
Epetree 2017-05-12 10:25:21

good review!
Drummerboy83 2017-05-11 18:10:19

This lesson had some very useful information, concepts about fuels that I hadn't known prior.
dost77 2017-05-11 11:20:48

Some pictures are unclear.
gsims 2017-05-10 18:23:58

Jonb13 2017-05-10 11:53:00

na
SMK82 2017-05-09 15:59:26

This module is good for learning about. This module is also fun because, of watching the fire science videos. It is scary to think that most grass and shrub environments are pretty flammable.
JDIbarra 2017-05-04 16:03:56

There doesn't seem to be enough distinction between fuels as described in the lesson. Some pictures don't show enough content to make an absolute decision.
ferenchak 2017-05-02 09:15:38

Pics are terrible and hard to make decision to answer question - unable to decipher shrubs or forbs caused me to choose wrong answer
RollanParker 2017-05-01 15:45:28

the fact i have to take a survey after every quiz during a 15 hour course is absurd. These should be optional.
gartonj88 2017-04-29 14:42:59

easy to learn and understand, awesome course!!!
akjordan 2017-04-27 13:59:58

good class
t3laird 2017-04-11 12:21:31

Add closed captioning
JBarghausen 2017-04-05 16:58:24

great.
curtisjensen 2017-03-23 22:03:40

some of the pictures were misleading. one could have chosen the wrong answer easily because some pictures look the same.
BrianI 2017-03-23 14:12:52

Poor quality pictures used in examples
ksykora 2017-03-23 12:47:46

it would have been nice if the fuel models could have gone into a little more detail but I could see how it might be difficult to add much without delving into all of it which is beyond the scope of this moment.
E.Holt 2017-03-19 06:26:12

1
extbritt 2017-03-14 13:14:08

jbissenas 2017-03-08 01:21:36

Awesome section on fuels
brianashton5 2017-03-07 15:13:07

This module needs more explanation of the scenarios that say "what is most likely to happen", ladder fuels, surface fuels, timber understory etc....
pmicono 2017-02-28 14:45:08

:)
Melberg 2017-02-27 18:20:11

Lengthy quiz with too many multi-answer questions
stoopidmoose333 2017-02-21 23:45:56

I liked the side nuggets of information about the case studies of California and also the information about 53 fuel models. It was challenging understanding how fuel moisture was calculated. It didnt have an equation. it only said that it could be expressed as a percent and that it involved its bone dry weight and that it could be more than 100% still confusing.
aalessi87 2017-02-20 21:25:01

N/A
browncrew5 2017-02-19 20:59:43

N/A
N0trdam1 2017-02-19 12:34:37

nicolassal 2017-02-12 14:31:06

The lesson is good, however, the pictures are difficult to interpret and see. Overall, it was good, though.
aarthen 2017-02-02 19:06:16

Jherchert 2017-02-01 11:46:03

n/a
R Andrews 2017-02-01 07:37:59

some questions were very hard to interpret as written. Some phots were hard to interpret from the position the photo was taken
Leilani 2017-01-28 17:21:06

Good course.
Taylor Elkins 2017-01-28 00:16:36

Take this course and you will know how to analyze your forest surroundings in terms of fuels.
danfinn22 2017-01-27 08:52:45

A lot of the photos in the quiz section were very hard to see clearly. It was hard to determine what the question was asking once you looked at the picture.
corydicristina 2017-01-25 09:56:36

show answers to questions missed
liveinredding 2017-01-24 08:43:30

Good information
jpruiett 2017-01-23 15:52:45

Need to see wrong answers, Pictures were low quality for judging fuel types
boutte1583 2017-01-22 22:20:26

good course
bmkern2008 2017-01-20 14:13:45

Use Internet Explorer. All the plugins work on it.
RAY-C 2017-01-11 12:35:04

The fact that they don't show me which quiz questions I got right, and which were wrong severely limits learning.
Michelbbnt 2017-01-09 14:06:54

Excelente Unidad con ejemplos muy claros.
kaballero 2017-01-07 22:24:28

leaves and more leaves. Fuel is important
VMK8 2017-01-06 14:15:19

1
Atong22 2017-01-04 11:33:29

fpsis1 2016-12-22 09:04:29

good unit training on fire fuels
MadScientist813 2016-12-15 07:30:04

As has been said in other reviews, the content in this lesson is very good and informational, but the pictures are subjective and misleading. Some of them could have more than one answer depending on variables and what you can actually see on some of the very small pictures. It's a good lesson overall, but i feel like it could be improved upon
waterborne7 2016-12-12 09:39:15

a good basic course
chrispy06 2016-12-11 20:56:37

N/A
kkohlhepp91 2016-12-05 13:51:12

one question in the quiz was not covered in the lesson, you had to guess the answer using your knowledge.
pmanson 2016-11-23 14:45:14

good quiz
JMyersFire 2016-11-21 17:15:44

Again, the information is good but this doesn't seem to be designed for a firefighter our on the line. The photos offered are so poor and so much guesswork is required that it doesn't feel as effective as it could be.
csturges 2016-11-19 22:28:45

great
Dianajbr 2016-11-19 06:49:37

Difficult
CBenoit 2016-11-16 02:24:08

none
IronwoodIHC 2016-11-15 15:11:10

I feel some questions are vague , too many variables to have one answer.
banpark 2016-11-10 22:01:11

Some of the pictures were not clear enough to make a decision.
npugel 2016-11-09 16:22:47

Great
Tex 2016-10-31 13:07:55

Fuels are the hard one for me.
Jbarnes15 2016-10-30 14:36:23

It's a great lesson to take
ryco1995 2016-10-30 04:00:23

Lots of Good Information
joeyramon1 2016-10-26 15:36:36

Pictures were too small to really assess.
madillon68 2016-10-24 14:41:24

Confusing at times, but overall good basic info
16er 2016-10-19 22:38:53

great lesson.
TylerKolodny 2016-10-17 17:37:43

Pictures helped!
kaoneill 2016-10-17 12:19:23

I didn't experience any issues with images not showing up.
rialsbird 2016-10-16 12:50:33

It appears that the issue with viewing the images on the quizzes that others have mentioned has been rectified. Great lesson.
firenomad 2016-09-30 17:43:36

some picers on quiz would not come up
RojoDiablo 2016-09-29 13:19:45

I also encountered several questions on the quiz that required an evaluation of an image; however, the image was not viewable. The best I could do is guess and hope for a >70%
Adouble12 2016-09-26 20:05:46

unfortunately for the quiz in this section a lot of the images were not available.
kperchemlides 2016-09-26 18:14:07

When I took the quiz for Unit 3, three of the questions involving matching photo images with descriptions had no photo images because the link to the photo failed. I tried to follow the links but got a MetEd error message. So I had to guess blindly to complete the quiz. I managed to pass anyhow and feel like I understand the material, but it was frustrating. Please fix the glitch. Thanks.
rossdiede 2016-09-26 17:08:47

dengler 2016-09-26 14:05:47

The pictures for the final quiz would not load completely.
aweinman 2016-09-25 17:58:29

Photos to test questions would not fully load. Had to guess which photos matched what.
2016-09-20 10:41:23

The lesson was very good, the pictures and examples, and especially the videos were fantastic in making knowledge and material concrete in understanding and visual observation. In the quiz, many pictures were missing!! This made successful completion of the quiz near impossible.
anthony.patrick.olson@gmail.com 2016-09-18 21:22:02

Make sure the pictures are viewable!
truiz21 2016-08-26 16:43:15

N/A
cfs.7518 2016-08-22 16:46:29

The pictures for many quiz questions would not load, making taking of the quiz for the unit rather challenging.
JoseCarlosDiezRold√°n 2016-06-18 10:34:29

A very interesting module . Information on the different types of fuel is quite complete . The videos showing the different fire behaviors are very instructive. Congratulations. Greetings from northern Spain .
kx250fmx 2015-12-09 22:53:25

I have run many Browns' transex plots in the field and am in total agreement that the test, the sample pictures, and the lesson presented here were not only ambiguous but confusing. With no reference as to size of blow the down (1000 vs. 100 vs. 10 hour etc.)and ladder fuel heights that in no way could even remotely pose a crown threat in such a sparse canopy, how can we not be frustrated?
bbrenz001 2015-11-30 09:45:26

The module was put together fairly well. But the downfall of this lesson was the use of the ambiguous photos of fuel arrangements for the test questions. Also same feedback as jspriggs and cdaviscourt: the test questions regarding fuel characteristics contribution to ignition, intensity, and spread directly contradict the exercise given in the module
cdaviscourt 2015-10-20 15:37:53

Same feedback as jspriggs: the test questions regarding fuel characteristics contribution to ignition, intensity, and spread directly contradict the exercise given in the module (I suspect this is an error in their grading key?). Same issue with the "to what degree will various fuels be consumed" questions. Good module, but disappointed to see that they have not improved the test/grading key after the feedback they have received.
mis4082 2014-08-10 01:28:17

It was the best 5 exam takes i ever had - you have to be really, really sharp and put yourself inside the pictures to really identify correctly the expected scenarios of fire spread ..kudos !
teddy.perales 2014-07-03 19:03:05

I'm more of a see-it and learn-it type of person, and this unit had bad pictures that were hard to make out what was going on. But I did learn from all of the examples it stated.
1tacocat1 2014-05-14 15:59:19

many of the pictures are not the best representation of the fuel model they are supposed to represent.
shaysslea 2014-05-06 08:10:46

The quiz section is absolutely terrible. I am dreading the rest of the course because of the past 3 quizzes. The quizzes don\'t tell what is answered correct or incorrectly. The only information given is that the full points weren\'t received for the question. How does this help anyone learn?
[Editors note 2014-05-06: Per our sponsors\' request, quizzes on MetEd are designed to measure understanding of the content of the module. They allow multiple tries, so that learners can reflect on their answers, review the content they missed, and try answering the questions again.]
ritterlms22 2014-04-14 13:08:50

Pictures of fuels and fuel arrangements were ambiguous. There would have been better reviews for this section if there were simple illustrated images rather than pictures that could be considered multiple fuel types. The questions where you have to choose multiple, one or none of the options for these pictures really screwed me up on my score too. I am glad that there have been real life examples provided, yet the choice of these examples was horrible.
God's Rebel 2014-01-25 10:26:58

This module was very helpful to me. I learned a lot about all the different fuels and how they helped or hindered the fire. It was very informative.
cfderamirez 2013-12-29 21:12:18

I agree on the pictures on the quiz not depicting a clear choice in fuel type. Otherwise training module was done well.
jspriggs 2013-10-02 00:48:47

Some pictures for the test are not clear because they don't illustrate an obvious option. Many have fuel characteristics that are ambiguous. Also the questions regarding which of the 7 characteristics of fuel affect Ignition, Spread, and Intensity do not reflect what was presented in the exercise.
ndelchiaro 2013-07-27 16:41:24

I agree with the previous review. The reason the lessons are well put together is because its a NWCG course. The test on the other hand is not put together well. Pictures used for some questions are not clear.
sciaretm 2013-02-10 09:44:44

The photos of fuel types are self explanatory in the lesson, but then in the quiz they are not. This makes the test less effective. The information provided in the lesson is well constructed.