FSW 205 S-390 Introduction to Fire Behavior Calculations

2 Credit Hours • 30 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Develop knowledge and skills required for effective fire behavior prediction. This course introduces fire behavior calculations by manual methods, using nomograms. The student gains an understanding of the determinants of fire behavior through studying input (wind, slope, fuels, and fuel moisture.) Students also learn how to interpret fire behavior output. Local and regional environmental differences are stressed.