S-290 Unit 12: Gauging Fire Behavior and Guiding Fireline Decisions

S-290 Unit 12: Gauging Fire Behavior and Guiding Fireline Decisions
firefighterhaas@gmail.com 2018-10-24 10:08:20

thumbs up!
Dragonslayer528 2018-08-02 21:10:26

Great course.
ffre4u 2018-07-28 20:09:53

Good information and visual aides
rosika14 2018-07-11 13:47:56

Great Lesson
Robb 2018-07-10 07:58:26

Some aspects of calculation procedure could be better explained. For example, BACK=1/2 on slope table never explained as a mph factor...did not note other specific examples of confusion but they were there. Have a new recruit go through and they will find the same.
brigplatt 2018-06-28 15:24:28

just okay
Ricardolu2elt 2018-05-12 17:53:47

muchas gracias por la enseñanza
KimberlyK 2018-04-30 11:42:38

Lessons were presented in a clear manner with easy to understand language
larreydpt 2018-03-23 13:22:23

very well
EKW11 2018-03-22 03:30:37

The lesson overall is good, the only thing I would add is: Trust your gut. I don't mean let your gut overrule a warning. Use the numbers to help you anticipate worse-than-expected conditions. Lucky fire fighters outnumber the unlucky ones. Due to both luck and good management, most of us have never experienced a fatality fire. The people who can tell us what it "feels like" to be too close to a crown fire are rare few, and many of those are dead. Your experience can only tell you about conditions you've survived, not conditions that will kill you.But your gut still is informed by a lot of experience and unconscious observations, and (especially for those of us who struggle with math) it may be better-calibrated than your calculator. So if the numbers tell you the fire could turn into a freight train, take it seriously. And if the numbers tell you to expect dawdling little lambs, but your gut feels like this fire is getting ready to monkey around, plan for the flying monkeys.Have fun!
lairrdfergus 2018-03-07 20:15:27

great resource
ellie9447 2018-02-23 19:43:23

Good lesson.
redepidermis 2018-01-30 23:01:56

pcardiff 2018-01-13 14:33:01

Still getting caught up in details. If we're comparing ROS with Expected ROS, and initial ROS took 6 hours, and expected ROS will be 140x of that, how much less time will it take? I don't have a calculator in the field. Will someone tell me that?The FLAME entries below the before and after pictures: there are too many, I think. It's a little too "busy." How practical is it to have hard copy, or even, to estimate forecasts, on a fireline? How practical are computers?
choa2017 2017-12-29 07:52:09

tomboy4682 2017-12-07 01:24:40

NealOlson 2017-08-31 15:25:23

This lesson was the most beneficial of all the lessons in this class, to me.
jtomastarrago 2017-08-30 06:47:40

very interesting to discover Fire behavior predictions systems different than the one than we already use in our fire department.Really useful to work out the FLAME even in real situations occurred.
Fargone1204 2017-08-24 09:10:26

Man, I wish this course wouldn't end. The stuff about fire and weather is totally mind blowing. Heck, I might just take this course again.
rbarron808 2017-06-14 14:24:17

Nice refresher class for all ranks.
STW24 2017-05-08 03:26:22

akjordan 2017-04-30 12:50:06

good one
pablo martinez 2017-03-19 12:58:08

mayor contenido escrito opción español
R Andrews 2017-02-01 18:40:42

Been involved in fed program for years and have never heard of or seen FLAME in use on fireline
rascalweather 2016-11-14 12:17:29

Tough! ..
Whunzeker 2016-10-03 16:56:49

this lesson was harder to fallow do to the two subjects even if they were related.
cbfergson 2016-02-26 12:05:27

I thoroughly benefited from this instruction and although some of the material seemed excessive and esoteric at times, the overall objective was very applicable to supression (and Rx)operations. It's a good course with real-world examples that remind one how important awareness is out on the line.
Jrowe 2013-08-07 11:37:40

Thanks for the course.
quilter 2013-04-10 18:40:05

I have benefited from the knowledge gained from these modules. I am a librarian volunteer presently. I have been through the CA. historical wildfires in the past. 2007. I was able to do a scenario with the facts gained to put my shelf in the shoes of fantastic persons who did not leave us and saved many homes. I have shared this information and given this website to my head librarian. Thank you for a well written course.